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Posted February 10th, 2011
19 Responses to “Steampunk Names: Victorian Sci-Fi”
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February 10th, 2011 at 2:59 am
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February 10th, 2011 at 8:28 am
Sweet list! Mostly guilty pleasures for me, but some of my favorites are there:
Jules (nn for Julius)
Arabella, Cecilia, Genevieve, Emmeline…love a lot of them!
February 10th, 2011 at 9:12 am
Oohh, Ambrose! Ivan, pronounced properly! Jules on a guy! I love Steampunk.
Araminta, Cecilia & Lucrezia are some of my absolute favorites for girls! I love this list, thanks Nephele!
February 10th, 2011 at 10:11 am
I never knew I was a Steampunk fan. I’ve always loved Victorian Age science fiction. Now I know there’s a name for it. Thanks Nephele!
February 10th, 2011 at 10:49 am
Another huge fan of Victorian literature here! I could almost live off of this list.
Boys: Bartholomew is one of my absolute loves. Silas and Jeremiah are close runners up.
Girls: Emmeline, Eulalia, Evangeline… the E’s have it! Agatha and Clementine are both on my short list. Maggie is just a classic.
February 10th, 2011 at 12:02 pm
My great-great-great-great grandfather’s name was Granville. Cracked me up to see it on this list!
February 10th, 2011 at 1:34 pm
Wow! I knew I liked steampunk-esque names, but I didn’t think any of the names in my current list of favorites fit that description. Imagine my surprise…Bartholomew and Maxwell are here! They’re both middle names in my “ideal future sibset”.
I love a lot of other names here as well, but in many cases they’re a little more out there than my usual style, my husband has turned them down, or they’re too similar to other names (I love, love Emmeline…but I could never have an Emmeline if this baby is a girl, since we’ll be naming her Coraline!).
I am definitely going to get my Steampunk name…
February 10th, 2011 at 4:35 pm
Julius with the nn Jules has been on our list for a long time. My husband and I are both science fiction geeks (him more than me) and it’s a great nod to one of the fathers of the genre.
Also, for some reason, I never thought of His Dark Materials as steam punk; it’s one of my favorite series of all time, and now thinking about it, I guess you could classify it as that. But let’s keep Lyra on the down-low. I’ve been wanting to use it for years! Though it might be good to get the word out so people know how to pronounce it properly and I don’t get a million weird looks. Either way, it’s a beautiful name.
February 10th, 2011 at 4:51 pm
I was delighted to find Steampunk names in a blogpost, and even more so to see Girl Genius and Steamboy mentioned!
I love steampunk names. I suppose one could say that any Victorian-era name can be considered steampunk.
February 10th, 2011 at 5:05 pm
Jim West’s partner’s name is spelled incorrectly.
It is ARTEMUS GORDON.
And it is a very kewl name.
February 10th, 2011 at 7:32 pm
Artemus is fixed–thanks WildWildWest.
February 11th, 2011 at 1:09 am
Jennie, I feel the exact same way about Lyra. It’s such a wonderful name and such a wonderful character! Let’s keep it quiet.
February 11th, 2011 at 5:23 am
Hmmm… Steampunk names have a really gorgeous edge to them. They speak of an era of refinement, of gentile beauty; they seem ever-so-slightly fragranced with lavender. Among the wonderful names here, I have an especial fondness for Minerva. Thank you for this wonderful list, Nephele! And, thank you for bringing “Girl Genius” to my attention – am devouring avidly…
February 14th, 2011 at 1:12 am
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February 15th, 2011 at 2:18 pm
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February 18th, 2011 at 8:43 pm
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April 13th, 2011 at 10:44 pm
Hm. Some of these are pretty cool. Here are the ones that caught my eye:
Arronax- I love Journey to the Center of the Earth! This is genius!
Cornelius- Personifies fusty charm, but it’s pretty over the top. The nickname Corny is somewhat unavoidable.
Cyrus- I like this a lot! Never heard it before, though… Hm.
Oswald- This name makes me smile. I might just have to name a pet Oswald some day! (Deffinitely not easy for a real person to carry.)
Silas- Very handsome, sensible but friendly with a slight southern twang.
Socrates- Pretty cool. Really weird. I love unusual names, but I probably wouldn’t go that far!
Cleora- As it turns out, Cleo+Lora=a really nice name! It does sound kinda made up, though.
Eulalia- Gorgeous! One of my newest name crushes!
Genevieve- I know a girl with this name and will be forever envious of her… So elegant!
Jessamine- Too sweet for my taste, but I can see why someone could fall in love with this name.
Lavinia- A nicely balanced name. Pretty and girly without TOO too many frills.
Lucrezia- Lucretia with a bit of ZZZING! I love how it rolls off the tongue.
Parthenia- Unusual perhaps to the point of weird, but spelling and pronounceation look pretty easy, and it is quite a lovely name.
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