Category: Elizabeth Taylor
Of course Elizabeth itself is a wonderfully elegant classic, but here are some of the most appealing variations on the Elizabethan theme.
We’ve looked at some of the trends in movie character names of Hollywood’s Golden Age – the widespread use of nickname names and boys’ names for girls and place names. Now, here are some of the more unusual character names (and the sometimes surprising actors who portrayed them) thought up by the screenwriters—or novelists or playwrights who originally created them) of that era , as well as some that haven’t been heard of for some time and might be worth reviving.
Get ready for a looooong list, even though we haven’t included the iconic Rhetts and Ricks:
It’s Pop’s turn! For Mother’s Day we took a look at some of the more interesting names of the mothers of distinguished people, and now we do the same for the paternal parent. Once more, it turns out that an unusual number of past (and a few present) notables have had Dads with interesting, and sometimes surprising, names. Here are some examples to prove the point:
ALLESSANDRO — Maria Montessori
ANDREJ — Andy Warhol
ARCHULUS — Truman Capote
FERNANDO — Luciano Pavarotti
ISTVAN — Bela Lugosi
JUDAH – Isaac Asimov
JUSTUS – Ingrid Bergman (shown)
MOSES — Milton Berle
NEWELL – Andrew Wyeth
SYLVIO – Madonna
Last time many of you shared the names of your own wonderful parents–and we hope you’ll do so again!