The characters’ names in Brave New World tend to carry special meaning. Many derive from prominent political leaders, dictators and philosophers.
The name Marx is taken from Karl Marx, a philosopher and political theorist who believed strongly in socialism and played an important role in developing modern communism. ‘Lenina’ comes from Vladimir Lenin, the Bolshevik leader during the Russian Revolution. Benito Hoover comes from Benito Mussolini, dictator of Italy, and Herbert Hoover, a US president.