Novella or Leda– Name your daughter Novella in 2016, and others will think it is a complete innovation, along the lines of other literally literary names like Story and Fable. But it was probably borrowed from the Latin nova – new, possibly referring to spring. It peaked around the year 1900, and is slowly being rediscovered today. It was given to 47 girls in 2014. That makes it a good bet if you’re choosing between word names and frillier, feminine ones – with Novella, you can have both.