Literary Names

Who else finds names from classic novels/plays very interesting?

Here are some of my favourites:

Shakespeare:
Hero
Beatrice
Margaret
Rosalind
Phebe
Celia
Juliet

Leonato
Conrade
Jaques
Laurence
Paris
Duncan
Lennox

Wilde:
Cecily
Sibyl
Gwendolen
Mabel

Gerald
Dorian
Francis
Cyril
Henry

Austen:
Catherine
Emma
Elizabeth
Lydia
Anne
Elinor

George
Philip
Thomas
William

Replies

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April 11, 2012 10:49 PM

A few others that come to mind: 

 

Wodehouse:

  • Bertram
  • Mabel
  • Cyril
  • Honoria
  • Roderick
  • Dahlia
  • Augustus "Gussie"
  • Florence
  • Edwin
  • Archibald
  • Hildebrand "Tuppy" (no idea how they got Tuppy out of Hildebrand, but you must call the poor chap something I suppose)
  • Richard "Bingo"

 

Chesterton

  • Aristide (admittedly he was French)
  • Julius
  • Margaret
  • Neil
  • Leopold
  • Ruby
  • Angus
  • Israel
  • Leonard
  • Wilfred
  • Norman
  • Simeon
  • Horne
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April 12, 2012 5:43 AM

I'm a big fan of Thomas Hardy names:

Jude, Gabriel, Clement, Angel, Diggory

Tess, Thomasin (Tamsin), Bathsheba, Eustacia (ok, not so much those last two!)

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April 13, 2012 1:24 PM

Don't forget Louisa in the Austen set! That's one of my favorites.