Names from the generator

For a bit of entertainment, here's the Oxford Dictionaries' "name generator", posted today:

http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2013/03/baby-names-generator

Yes, I know it's not a serious tool and is to promote the latest edition of Hanks' book, but it gave me a few moments of fun distraction.  It's a bit frustrating that it only gives one name at a time; I got the following (not too surprising) names before running out of patience, so not sure how many are in there altogether!

Literature - Rosalind, Alice, Jude, Byron
Classics and legends - Ariadne, Penelope, Nicholas, Valentine
Pop culture - Sybil, Amelia, Oscar, Harry
Tradition and history - Ida, Una, Griffith, Jonah

Replies

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March 1, 2013 2:31 PM

I took the quiz and it also gave me Jude (which I do like). It is a pain to take that whole test for one name!

Took it again specifically picking different answers and got tradition & history- Edgar.

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By hyz
March 1, 2013 2:59 PM

Well, I took the quiz twice for each gender, and apparently my kids should be called Ophelia and Jude (top choices--apparently literature based) or Raine and Harold (royalty/ruler based--maybe because I said I liked Elizabeth I and Winston Churchill?).   

3
March 1, 2013 5:34 PM

I got "influenced by literature" and Wendy on my first time through, so there are definitely other names in there. 2nd time through I did boy and got Byron, which is already on your list.

3rd time through I got another classical history & legends name: Daphne.

4th (and last I have time for): boy, literature, Uriah.

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By Tana
March 1, 2013 11:45 PM

I've only done it once, but I got Blanche in the tradition and history category.

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March 2, 2013 4:30 AM

I took the quiz once for a boy and once for a girl and got Harold (tradition and history) and Rosalind (literature).  I think those two could actually work well together as siblings.  That was kind of fun!

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March 2, 2013 11:24 AM

Good work, everyone - glad to know there are plenty of names in there!

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March 2, 2013 5:57 PM

Byron for a boy and Ophelia for a girl (had a cat named Ophelia).

Then I got Blanche and Alice and Leander (close--son is Alex@nder) and Dylan. 

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March 2, 2013 6:20 PM

I got Alice and Jude, both in the literature category.