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Theatrical Baby Names

October 1, 2015 Linda Rosenkrantz

Are you a theater-lover? If so, you might want to think about adding a little drama to your baby name search by considering the names of some great playwrights—with particularly great names? Here are a dozen mostly firsts, plus a few surnames, worth looking at. By Linda Rosenkrantz

Aphra

Considered the first professional woman writer in English, the 17th century Aphra Behn became a role model for future women writers, including Virginia Woolf. She wrote several Restoration plays, most popular of which was The Rover. Aphra is an unusual variation of a biblical place name borne by several Roman saints.


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