My baby naming days are over, but I still will hear names that I really like. They are not normally tied in with the character, though. It's just because I like the sound of the name. The year I was born, Mary was the number 1 name... not surprisingly, it's always on the list of favorite names (top 1000). My name was number 31 (nickname - 32) that year. In 1940, it was number four. Probably not coincidentally, it was right after The Wizard of Oz was released.
On to the topic at hand, though. I love Game of Thrones and there are some really cool names on that show (although some of the characters, I really DON'T like). As an example, I love the name Cersei, but I would never saddle a child with that name.. that is one really bad person). Other names I like from the show: Eddard, Jaime, Arya, Daenerys (she's one of my favorite characters).
Another show I'm currently enjoying is This Is Us.. and the names on that show are not particularly "different," but I would use some of them (in fact, one of my daughters is named Rebekah...a different spelling from the Rebecca on the show). I absolutely love the actor playing Jack, though, so could see using Milo as a baby's name.
As far as books go... Roark, hands down, is the first name I think of. Maybe the richness would rub off. And, for a girl, Claire from the Outlander series.
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