Some times an author just can't think of the right name for one of their characters.....so they make one up.
Here are some names which were invented for the sake of art. Some have caught on and become popular for naming children. For example Miranda, Stella and Vanessa are still popular to this day, while other name's popularity have waxed and waned with the vagaries of fashion.
So, a few ideas there if you want to give your child a name with a bit of literary class. Well if it's a girl. Obviously making up names for male characters is not that popular!
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About the Author: Jacqui O'Brien is the Editor of eParenting.