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June 1st, 2013 11:19 AM #1
Upper class young couple with son & daughter, England, 1910s - 20s. Names needed!
From time to time,my husband gives his students (he's professor of modern literature) this kind of homework: there are circumstances described, short characteristics of the heroes given and the exact names (to make his work easier- he knows who is who at once, doesn't have to remember countless sets of family links) invented. Student's job is to write short story which reflects style of writing characteristis for the exact era, evokes the style of a particular author, who lived and wrote then and so on. It's a kind of play combined with excercising literary skills.
It was always my job to invent the names (what I've always done using Nameberry), but now I'm a bit exhausted with naming after naming my son, so maybe you could help?
This one will be a story of the young upper class couple, living in the twenties. They have two toddlers, girl and a boy. As for now, father is named Benedict. I still need the names for his wife, son and daughter, willingly with middle names too. Could you help?Zelda Astrid - 21.02.2011
Dashiell Roman Leif - 15.05.2013
I'm expecting a GIRL in april!
June 1st, 2013 12:46 PM #3Senior Member
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- Jul 2012
- London, England
Lucky for you, I've spent time looking at me and my boyfriend's family trees and there were some saucy names there from this period.
Suggestions for the wife/mama:
Emmeline Pretoria/Emmeline Pretoria Clarice
Gwendolen Serena/Gwendolen Serena Livia
Helena Constance/Helena Constance Elizabeth
Lavinia Sybil/Lavinia Sybil Euphemia
Letitia Prudence/Letitia Prudence Rose
Rosina Josephine/Rosina Flora Josephine
Ursula Jemima/Ursula Jemima Florence
Wilhelmina Cicely/Wilhelmina Cicely Selina
Cecilia Patience/Cecilia Patience Irene
Daphne Lenora/Daphne Lenora June
Henrietta Florence/Henrietta Clea Florence
Isabel Georgiana/Isabel Minnie Georgiana
Pamela Eugenie/Pamela Hazel Eugenie
Phoebe Thomasin/Phoebe Thomasin Darling
Rhoda Gwendoline/Rhoda Gwendoline Grace
Sylvia Theodosia/Sylvia Theodosia Aella
Alexander Louis/Alexander Graham Louis
Bernard Ranulph/Bernard Joyce Ranulph
Edgar Archibald/Edgar Silas Archibald
Gerald Frederick/Gerald Frederick Leopold
Hugh Roderick/Hugh Roderick Cecil
Ivor Clarence/Ivor Geoffrey Clarence
Laurence Valentine/Laurence Valentine Leslie
Roland Septimus/Roland Basil SeptimusMy darling Marian Illyria Aphrodite, March 2013 & Little Bunny (a girl!) due 9th of February 2014
June 1st, 2013 03:08 PM #5Senior Member
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- May 2013
June 1st, 2013 09:00 PM #7“I read books when I was a kid, lots of books. Books always seemed like magic to me. They took you to the most amazing places. When I got older, I realized I couldn't find books that took me to all the places I wanted to go. To go to those places, I had to write some books myself.”
― Pat Murphy, The Wild Girls
"Like everyone else, I am going to die. But the words – the words live on..."
― J. Michael Straczynski