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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
A reader named Jen has a daughter named Genevieve Grace. She’s now expecting her second daughter and she’d like some baby name ideas. She writes:
[W]e are looking for another delicate, feminine, pretty name that is not over used, is traditional, and goes well with our last name. So far we like Penelope, but I don’t know if I’m sold on that or not.
The baby’s surname starts with D and has just one syllable, so Jen would like the baby’s first name to contain at least two syllables. (And end with something other than D, probably.)
Here are some names that I think might work:
Which of the above do you like best with Genevieve? What other girl names would you suggest to Jen?
A reader named Reba e-mailed me a few days ago with this request:
I need a middle name to go with Julianne. My last name sounds like Mean.
Because the first name is long and the last name is short, I decided to focus on length and rhythm in the search for potential middles.
My first thought was that an amphibrachic name would sound particularly good:
Next, I liked 4-syllable names of various rhythms:
Finally, I thought an iambic name might work:
Do you like any of the above? What other names would you suggest?