Charles Dickens was one of literature’s greatest character namers; here is Part One of K. M. Sheard’s comprehensive run-down of those that are usable today.
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For her nine children, Queen Victoria managed to come up with thirty different names; K. M. Sheard explains what was behind her choices.
On a sojourn in France, K. M. Sheard gathered some interesting names–traditional French examples, more modern choices, and a few popular imports from other countries.
Musician Sting found his daughter Fuchsia’s name in the ‘Gormenghast’ novels–and maybe you will too, if you’re a fantasy fiction fan.
Do you like the nickname Gus, but would prefer a more unusual route to it than August or Augustus? K.M. Sheard provides a selection ranging from the familiar Angus to the less known Zygus.