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23 Baby Names Inspired by Peter Pan
I have to say, it’s way more fun to think about baby names now that I’m no longer feeling immense stress about being just weeks from having a baby and still not having a name. Now I can go back to thinking about names in the abstract, without any pressure!
And when I saw that the Diamond Edition of the Peter Pan movie was being released this month, I couldn’t help thinking about all the great names there are in that movie. Here are some of my favorites, both traditional and a little more unique!
How could you possibly not have this name topping this list?
One of the most iconic images in Peter Pan for me is the children flying past Big Ben in London. And Ben (or Benjamin) is such a great, traditional name.
“Second star to the right and straight on till morning!” I love the name “Star” for a little girl, and for an adult woman I think it has such pizazz!
Mary is the Darling children’s mother, and I think the name is a perfect fit for her – loving, warm, and constant.
Naming your child “Nana” after the canine nanny in Peter Pan might be a bit much, but rearrange the letters and, voila! Anna.
I love that little teddy bear that Michael drags along everywhere with him. And I love the name for both boys AND girls.
Tinker Bell is one of Disney’s most popular characters, and I love this spin off of her name. Perfect for a little girl.
Peter Pan is set in Edwardian England. You can bet there were a lot of Edwards running around in that period, named after the king.
On their way to Neverland, the Darling children and Peter fly over Kensington Gardens in London. I love this name for a girl (or a boy!).
George Darling is the father in Peter Pan and although he’s not the most likeable character at the beginning, he shows his good side by the end.
Margaret doesn’t appear in the Disney film of Peter Pan, but she’s Wendy’s granddaughter who, eventually, goes off to Neverland with Peter for her own adventure.
Wendy’s daughter gets her own chance to visit Neverland with Peter when she’s a child.
John is the elder of the Darling brothers and he makes a sharp stand-in leader for the Lost Boys when Peter is unavailable. Plus, you have to love a child who carries an umbrella everywhere he goes.
The youngest of the Darling children, he finds it the easiest to learn to fly!
This shorter version of Tiger Lily’s name is one of the most popular girls names – it’s been in the top 20 since 2009!
This first part of Tiger Lily’s name is far less popular than the second half, but I think it’s a darling name for a boy. In fact, one of my neighbors has a little boy named Tiger!
I think Bird is such a dainty name for a girl. “The Little White Bird” is the novel where Peter Pan first appeared (the chapters that featured Peter were later separately republished as a children’s book).
I probably wouldn’t name a child “Never” after Neverland, but I love the shortened version “Ever” for a girl.
Doesn’t this name make you think that any girl named this would be spunky and lively? (And probably need a pixie haircut?)
I’ve always loved Wendy, and I’ve always loved her name too.
After J.M. Barrie, the author of the original Peter Pan.
J.M. Barrie was Scottish, so if “Barrie” is too much for you, this is a more traditional way to pay homage the author.
Skull Rock might be an ominous name for a boy, but just “Rock” is very masculine and a little edgy!