From Meyer’s website:
Well, I couldn’t call her Jennifer or Ashley. What do you name the most unique baby in the world? I looked through a lot of baby name websites. Eventually I realized that there was no human name that was going to work for me, so I surrendered to necessity and made up my own. I don’t approve of such shenanigans in real life, I don’t even believe in getting creative with spellings for real kids! But this was fantasy, and no human name fit, so I did the best I could. I named Renesmee so long ago—fall 2003—that the name now sounds really natural to me. It wasn’t until people started mentioning it that I remembered, “Oh, yeah, it is a weird name, isn’t it?”
Despite Meyer’s feelings on giving “real life” babies weird names, we’re fairly certain that there are at least a few babies-to-be who will share the name of this fictional child.
Would you consider naming your child after a fictional character, even if the name was a little bit quirky? If so, don’t miss this collection of Girl Names from Old Hollywood and these Modern Vampire Baby Names.