Girls’ Names from the Comix: Betty vs. Veronica
The news has just leaked out that in the September issue of Archie Comics, after more than 65 years of boomeranging back and forth between sweet blonde Betty and sultry brunette Veronica, perennial teenager Archie Andrews has finally made his pick, and he’s about to propose to….Veronica! Personality and character aside, we all know the real reason behind his choice—it’s because VERONICA HAS THE BETTER NAME!
Newspaper funny pages and comic books have always offered a rich variety of girls’ names. In the early days there were lots of sassy career gals–reporters, aviatrixes and secretaries with names like Fritzi and Mitzi, Tessie the Typist, Tillie the Toiler, and Nellie the Nurse. Some of these early career girl names still retain their spunk:
The comics have also always featured more exotic heroines–adventuresses and temptresses with mysterious, sometimes bizarre names like:
The more recent comix and graphic novels have shown a penchant for female characters with word names, including:
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on July 2nd, 2009 at 3:55 am
“Personality and character aside, we all know the real reason behind his choice—it’s because VERONICA HAS THE BETTER NAME!”
Laurie L.A. Said
on July 3rd, 2009 at 8:19 am
Are we sure he’s not proposing to Veronica because she has the richer Daddy?
Doesn’t matter – loved this blog!
on May 20th, 2010 at 8:30 pm
Veronica better then Betty? I don’t think so.
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