One of the things I always think about when people are having babies is all the books I can help introduce them to! I know a lot of soon-to-be parents, even those that don't read, who do similar things. They start stocking up on books they'd like their children to read, or have read to them.
There are of course all the infant related books, which are great. But, what I get most excited for are the books kids will read when they get a bit older. I get excited about whole worlds I can introduce them too, like Oz, Wonderland, Neverland etc.
If you're someone who gets excited about these things as well you might want to consider choosing a name for your child based on some of those beloved worlds! I took the liberty of pulling some names from one of the most popular series. It now has several movies out as well that you'll be able to watch with your child one day.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Aslan Aslan is a Turkish name that means 'lion.' Aslan is a talking lion who created and watches over the world of Narnia. He was written to represent Jesus. It's a powerful name, but a good one. It's predominately used for boys. It rises in popularity each time a movie of the series comes out.
Peter This simple and common name means 'rock.' However, in Narnia he is High King Peter the Magnificent. Talk about impressive. This is a great namesake for your little boy to live up to. He is one of the original characters who is prophesized to save Narnia.
Edmund Edmund means 'rich guardian.' In the series he becomes King Edmund the Just. That is after he is known as the betrayer of Narnia and his family. However his redemption is a good lesson in second chances. It's a dignified name and in the series Edmund grows to earn his title.
Susan Susan means 'lily.' And has a soft and gentle feel to the name. In the series she is known as Queen Susan the Gentle. She gets a bad rap sometimes in the series, but is ultimately a kind person. This is a very sweet name for any girl.
Lucy Lucy is a fun name and it means 'light of the day.' Little Lucy in the series is the most lovable character. She becomes Queen Lucy the Valiant. She never loses faith in Aslan and pretty much does the right thing all the time. She's very precious. It's a great name.
Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
Caspian The name Caspian refers to the Caspian Sea. Here, it is the ousted prince of Narnia, who with the help of the previous kings and queens becomes King Caspian X of Narnia, Lord of Cair Paravel and Emperor of the Lone Island. He also has an impressive title. He is well loved by the folk of Narnia, and has an awesome name.
Eustace Eustace is an old fashioned name that means 'bearing fruit.' He is a cousin to the original children of Narnia, who first comes off as a spoiled brat, but redeems himself. He continues to support Narnia after the other children are gone. If you're looking for a vintage sound, this is a good choice for your son.
The Silver Chair
Rilian There's no known meaning for this name, but in the book he is the son of Caspian and has been captured. Eustace and Jill go to rescue him. It's a very unique name, and sounds princely.
The Horse and His Boy
Cor Cor is the main character here, at first he is called Shasta. He's a prince but being stolen from birth he does not know that. He eventually escapes to Narnia and becomes King of Archenland. The name is usually used as a nickname for longer names, but can hold up on its own.
The Magician's Nephew
Digory Originally introduced in the first Narina book, this prequel story shows you the origins of Narnia, the wardrobe, and the Professor, who is the Magician's nephew. The name possibly means 'lost one.' It's such a cool sounding name, with a great nickname, Dig!
Polly Polly means 'rebellious woman.' In the book, Polly is a classmate of Digory's and also goes to Narnia. It's such a cute and innocent sounding name for a little girl.
The Last Battle
Tirian Tirian is the King of Narnia in the last book. He fights faithfully for Narnia. This name is said to be a respelling of Tyrian, which means 'rock.' It's an important name here as he is the last ruler of Narina.