The name Violet pays homage to the meadow where Edward proposes to Bella. She describes it as the most beautiful place on Earth, plush with wildflowers, including violets. The meadow is not only a symbol of their love, but a symbol of growth, beauty and vitality, just like their daughter.
In each of the Twilight books, Bella reads a different classic novel. In Breaking Dawn, she reads A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream, the story of two young lovers who elope in the forest. Hermia pays homage to Bella and Edward’s everlasting love.
Not only does Bella read Romeo and Juliet throughout the course of New Moon, but Juliet is the name of the heroine in the Shakespearean play about star crossed lovers. She takes her life to pay the ultimate price for love.
Earla is a name which symbolizes immense inner strength. In old English it means “noblewoman, princess, warrior and countess.” Being half-human and half-vampire, Bella and Edward's daughter is destined to be extremely powerful, yet very fragile.
Meaning “lion,” Ariel pays homage to lines of a poem Bella and Edward receite to each other while falling in love. “And so the lion fell in love with the lamb.” A lamb is symbolic of Bella’s character – very weak, fragile and constantly in need of protection. The lion symbolizes Edward's strength and his ability to always protect her.