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Tuesday’s post about the Victorian-style Tylney Hall Hotel reminded me of a list of Victorian-era names that I’ve had bookmarked forever.
The list was created by amateur genealogist G. M. Atwater as a resource for writers. It contains names and name combinations that were commonly seen in the U.S. from the 1840s to the 1890s. Below is the full list (with a few minor changes).
Which female name and male name do you like best?
Source: Victorian Era Names, A Writer’s Guide
The Rev. Ralph William Lyonel Tollemache-Tollemache (1826-1895), a clergyman in the Church of England, gave his children some bizarre names.
Children from his first marriage:
- Lyonel Felix Carteret Eugene (b. 1854)
- Florence Caroline Artemisia Hume (b. 1855)
- Evelyne Clementina Wentworth Cornelia Maude (b. 1856)
- Granville Grey Marchmont Manners Plantagenet (b. 1858)
- Marchmont Murray Reginald Grasett Stanhope Plantagenet (b. 1860)
Children from his second marriage:
- Dora Viola Gertrude Irenez de Orellana Dysart Plantagenet (b. 1869)
- Mabel Helmingham Ethel Huntingtower Beatrice Blazonberrie Evangeline Vise de Lou de Orellana Plantagenet Toedmag Saxon (b. 1872)
- Lyonesse Matilda Dora Ida Agnes Ernestine Curson Paulet Wilbraham Joyce Eugénie Bentley Saxonia Dysart Plantagenet (b. 1874)
- Lyulph Ydwallo Odin Nestor Egbert Lyonel Toedmag Hugh Erchenwyne Saxon Esa Cromwell Orma Nevill Dysart Plantagenet (b. 1876) – Initials spell “Lyonel the second”
- Lyona Decima Veroica Esyth Undine Cyssa Hylda Rowena Adela Thyra Ursuala Ysabel Blanche Lelias Dysart Plantagenet (b. 1878)
- Leo Quintus Tollemache-Tollemache de Orellana Plantagenet (b. 1879)
- Lyonella Fredegunda Cuthberga Ethelswytha Ideth Ysabel Grace Monica de Orellana Plantagenet (b. 1882)
- Leone Sextus Denys Oswolf Fraudatifilius Tollemache-Tollemache de Orellana Plantagenet (b. 1884)
- Lyonetta Edith Regina Valentine Myra Polwarth Avelina Phillipa Violantha de Orellana Plantagenet (b. 1887)
- Lyunulph Cospatrick Bruce Berkeley Jermyn Tullibardine Petersham de Orellana Dysart Plantagenet (b. 1892)
I learned of the Tollemache-Tollemache family while looking up quirky British names many months ago.