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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
Sakakawea had a baby in early 1805, just before setting off with Meriwether Lewis and William Clark.
Her son was named Jean Baptiste.
Why the French name? Because her husband, Toussaint Charbonneau, was a trapper from Quebec.
But Clark, who had “developed a particular affection for the child,” nicknamed him Pomp.
When the party arrived at a large sandstone outcropping in mid-1806, Clark named it “Pompys Tower” and carved his signature and the date into the rock.
The outcropping, now located in the state of Montana, has since been renamed Pompeys Pillar and designated a National Monument.
[We didn’t have time to visit Pompeys Pillar on our road trip, but we did see plenty of other things…]