I have occasionally wondered, or been asked, whether I am related to Aldous Huxley (AH). Finally doing a little research via Wikipedia and Google Books, it turns out that he was named after the lead character "Aldous Raeburn" in a novel Marcella written by his mother's sister, Mary Augusta Ward. So this provides a "no relation" answer. I guess we will never know whether the sister invented the name out of thin air, or copied it from some real person with given or family name Aldous. The family name has been traced back several centuries to a village in East Anglia.

This lengthy (750+ pages) biography of Aldous Huxley includes extracts from many letters to and from AH. It is curious that, in an age and milieu when men generally referred to their male friends by surname, AH was invariably called Aldous instead. Did this reflect some individualistic characteristic of AH or the unusual given name, or was it simply to distinguish AH from the slew of other Huxleys?

AH is of course remembered mostly for Brave New World, But his almost 50 books included another dystopian novel Ape and Essence and a utopian novel Island. The general theme of Brave New World has often been copied in subsequent speculative fiction: here is one brief attempt at humor in 2022. Writing to Orwell regarding 1984, AH said

Whether in actual fact the policy of the boot-on-the-face can go on indefinitely seems doubtful. My own belief is that ruling oligarchy will find less arduous and wasteful ways of governing .... and that these ways will resemble those which I described in Brave New World.