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Names Rescued from the Titanic

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You may have read that the last living link to the Titanic tragedy of 1912, a British woman named Millvina Dean, died last week at the age of 97.  She was only nine weeks old when she was lowered into a lifeboat in a canvas mail bag and, along with her mother and two-year-old brother, was rescued by another ocean liner and taken to New York, the youngest survivor of the world’s worse ever maritime disaster.

Millvina. Now that’s a name that hasn’t been heard much since 1912.  (She was actually christened Elizabeth Gladys, but for some reason was always called Millvina.) This started me  wondering what other long-lost names might be found on the ship’s passenger list. Since the records are recorded by class  (Millvina’s family was traveling in Third Class), it offers some  insight into class differences among names as well.

Here are some more unusual names that stand out:

FIRST CLASS MALES (the majority of whom were American)

ALGERNON

ARCHIBALD

COSMO

ENGLEHART

FLETCHER

HUDSON

PERCIVAL

QUIGG

RODERICK

THORNTON

WASHINGTON

WYCKHOFF

FIRST CLASS FEMALES

CHRISTIANA

HEDWIG

KORNELIA

LEILA

LEONTINE

MAHALA

MALVINA

MARGARETTA

NELLA

OLIVE

ORIAN

SIGRID

SECOND CLASS MALES (more of these were British)

ALDEN

DENZIL

EDWY

ENNIS

ESCOTT

PERCY

REGINALD

SERAFINO

SHADRACH

SIBLEY

SINAI

VILO

SECOND CLASS FEMALES

ANTONINE

ARGENE

CLEAR

FLORENTINA

IMANITA

LULU

LUTIE

LYYLI

MARTA

OLGA

ROBERTHA

SIMONNE

THIRD CLASS MALES (much more multi-cultural, including a number of Austro-Hungarians, Bulgarians, Swedes, and Syrians.)

ANDERS

BARTOL

FILIP

JOVAN

JOVO

KANIO

LALIO

MILAN

NESTOR

ROSSMORE

THOR

WOOLF

THIRD CLASS FEMALES

ALFRIDA

ALOISA

BANOIURA

EBBA

ELIINA

HANORA

LATIFA

MALAKE

MARIJA

SELINI

SULTANA

THAMINE

SERVANTS (ladies’ maids, etc.)

ALBINA

AMELIE

AUGUSTE

BERTHE

DOLLINA

ENCARNATION

EUGENIE

PIETA

SAIIDE

SANTE

VICTORINE

WENDLA

P. S. Thanks to Nephele for the inspiration.

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Nephele is the alias of an obsessive anagrammatist who for more than a decade has provided unique name makeovers for people on numerous Internet forums. Despite the popularity of Nephele’s anagrams, she is not prepared to give up her day job in an undisclosed public library in New York.
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