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A graduate of the University of Cambridge, K. M. Sheard is the author of the encyclopedic reference Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Names, and writes Nook of Names, a blog on all things onomastic.
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Royal Baby Names: Queen Victoria’s ultimate British sibset

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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.

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Some Interesting Names Heard in France: From Lilou to Lazare

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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.

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Fantasy Baby Names: A Peake into Gormenghast

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Musician Sting found his daughter Fuchsia’s name in the ‘Gormenghast’ novels–and maybe you will too, if you’re a fantasy fiction fan.

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Baby Name Nicknames: Getting to Gus

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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.

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Artist Names: The ultimate comprehensive list, from Ayala to Zoffany

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A few artists’ surnames, like Monet, have already been adopted, but here Kay Sheard offers an enormous selection of other arty options.

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