Reading Brave New World it seemed obvious to me that Bernard Marx and Lenina Crowne are in some way referring to Marx and Lenin, but I couldn't figure out any clue to support this claim. Is it truly so and what are they representing? Is there any (related) symbolism in their other names (first and last, respectively), i.e. Bernard and Crowne?
Bernard also means “Hardy” which is ironic because s he is weak and feeble. Since his first name is ironic then it’s rational to believe that his last name is as well. Therefore, Marx could be a use of irony by Huxley that underlines Bernard’s core conservative values opposite to Karl Marx’s.