Monday, October 20, 2014

Another new name needed

Daniel's mother needs a name.
I need some help, fans (Mrs. M writing here). You were all so helpful in changing Uncle David's name to Benjamin (too many "D" names in the present manuscript, since Daniel is Andi's cousin).

Well, Uncle David is married to Aunt Ellen. I'm not sure how it slipped by me, but "Ellen" is way too close to "Elizabeth." So, I need another name change. For now, I did a "find and replace" and called her "Phoebe." Pretty old-fashioned. What do you think? Should I stick with that or should I choose a different name? If you think she should be called something else, please keep in mind that I do not want any name suggestions that begin with the letters "A," "B," "C," (sadly, since I think Charlotte would have been a good one, but that's too close to "Chad.") "E," "J," "M," or "R." (or anything else that has already been claimed by another character). And it needs to be an old-fashioned, Victorian name.

Thanks in advance for your input!

 

34 comments:

  1. Phoebe kinda sounds to old for her.
    I like Florence, Lydia, Isabel, Selina, Laura, Hannah, and Fannie.

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    1. I like Lydia, too! :)

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    2. Hannah wouldn't work because we aready have toddler Hannah:-/ but Evelyn is pretty but you said no E's:-/

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    1. We already have a Katherine, Andi's oldest sister. :-)

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  3. I agree with Jesseca... It does sound a little too old for her... How about Sarah, Carrie, Helen, Pearl, Julia, Lucy, or Jane. Those were popular names during that time period.

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  4. Samantha, Victoria, Dorothy, Mary (or Marie, or Maria, or Marielle, depending what culture you want), Hellen, Laura, Cornelia, Catina (Greek for "Katherine"), Margaret, Alice, Mabel, Gertrude, Agnes, Gladys, Irene, Pauline, Lucille, Henrietta…
    Lots of them. I like Victoria and Magaret best, and maybe Gertrude, for an aunt.
    God bless!
    Ira-Grace

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  5. Diana, Mary, Lucy, Carrie, Makala, Rose, Marie, Amanda, Jacqueline, Debra, Amy, Linda, Stella, Rhonda, Maxine, Sandra, something like that, hope it helps. :)

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  6. Vivian, Laura, Lottie, Nicol, Heather, Felicity, Olivia, Ruth , Frances, Grace Lydia ..
    That's all I can think if now.......

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  7. I like Lydia!
    Dorcas Phyllis Tabitha

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  8. Lots of great name suggestions so far! I think Phoebe would work but here are a few of my own name suggestions: Genevieve, Winifred, Fay, and Louise or Louisa.

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  9. My favorites are Miriam, Grace, Naomi, Laura, and Mary.

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  10. How about Deborah? I can't think of any others, that was the first name that came into my mind!

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    1. I like Deborah, but since I went to all the work to change "David" (a D name), I don't think I'll replace it with another D name for the mom. :-)

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  11. How about...


    Margret

    Fidelia
    Frances
    Fanny ~ (usually nickname for Frances)
    Flora
    Florence
    Geneve
    Genevieve
    Georgia
    Gertrude / Gertie
    Gladys
    Grace
    Hannah
    Hattie
    Helen
    Helene
    Henrietta / Hettie ~ (also Ettie)
    Hester
    Hope
    Hortence
    Isabell / Isabella
    Katherine / Kate
    Laura
    Leah
    Lenora
    Letitia
    Lila
    Lilly
    Lorena
    Lorraine
    Lottie
    Louise / Louisa
    Lucy
    Lulu
    Lydia
    Mahulda
    Margaret
    Mary
    Mary Elizabeth
    Mary Frances
    Martha
    Matilda / Mattie
    Maude
    Maxine /Maxie
    Mercy
    Mildred
    Minerva
    Missouri
    Molly ~ (nickname for Mary)
    Myrtle
    Nancy ~ (see Ann)
    Natalie
    Nellie / Nelly
    Nettie
    Nora
    Orpha
    Patsy
    Parthena
    Peggy ~ (nickname for Margaret)
    Permelia
    Phoebe
    Philomena
    Polly ~ (nickname for Mary)
    Preshea

    Samantha
    Sally
    Sarah
    Sarah Ann
    Sarah Elizabeth
    Savannah
    Selina
    Sophronia
    Stella
    Theodosia
    Vertiline ~ (also Verd)
    Victoria
    Virginia / Ginny
    Vivian
    Winnifred / Winnie
    Zona
    Zylphia

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    1. Sorry first one wasn't suppose to be there...

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    2. Wow. Talk about being thorough! :-)

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    3. Wow! that's a long list! How did you come up with all of those! I have not even heard of some of those! Good job! :)

      Hannah M.

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  12. Mary
    Anna
    Elizabeth
    Margaret
    Emma
    Florence
    Minnie
    Clara
    Bertha
    Sophie
    Annie
    Susie

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  13. I like Olivia or Lydia---Tara

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  14. My favorites are Hattie, Lilly, Nora and Ida.
    --AJ

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  15. I like Lydia!

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  16. Liana, Samantha, Winifred, Laura, Damaris,Drussilla.
    Eve

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  17. I like:
    Margaret
    Samantha
    Ida
    Grace
    Priscilla
    Lillian
    Also, here is a link that might be helpful : http://www.baby2see.com/names/1880s.html
    Hope this helps,
    Hannah M.

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  18. Wow! I'm glad it's not me trying to pick a name. :) Have fun, Mrs. M. :)

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  19. What about Rebecca? Is that old-fashioned enough? I LOVE your books and this blog!

    Hannah Morriss :)

    P.S. Do you remember me? :)

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  20. I like Rebecca but there's already Aunt Rebecca. It should be a name that sounds good with the prefix Aunt. And remember, she's from the city, right? So it should be a bit dignified... but not stuffy.

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    1. Hey, Roseanna, In another post somewhere the results of the voting "poll" were posted. Her name is Aunt Lydia (that's what everybody liked best). :-) I already have over half of that book written (Book 3, The Last Ride)

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