"Arthur" names from PBS show
I overheard a conversation on the "Arthur" show today that I thought you would all appreciate: Arthur's little sister, D.W. (which I've always been sort of fascinated by -- I'd never think D.W. would be do-able -- W just isn't a great letter to abbreviate to -- but D.W. feels very natural to me after having heard it so often on the show), whose full name is Dora Winifred, met another little girl whose name was W.D. The latter's mother revealed that W.D.'s full name is Wilhelmina Dagmar.
Both Dora Winifred and Wilhelmina Dagmar seem really heavy -- in a good way, in my opinion -- for a kids' show, though of course kids would be familiar with Dora from Dora the Explorer, and Wilhelmina's been in the celeb news recently as one of the Hanson brothers recently named his new daughter (and fifth child) Wilhelmina. Winifred and Dagmar seem to me to be particularly unusual for characters on a kids' show.
It also reminded me that Arthur's creator, Marc Brown, gave his own children interesting names: Eliza, Tucker, and Tolon.
Thu, 11/01/2012 - 4:55pm