No real theme for today's post. I've just rounded up some of the names I encountered in doing research for work that sparked my interest. Since I seem to spend my life reading about and researching aristocrats, it should come as no surprise that the names below are of men and women from the British elite.
I think it's interesting that there are more masculine names that seem to step out of the traditional and classic. It's a trend that I've encountered when looking at eighteenth and nineteenth century sources. Sometimes a woman's name will pop up that is unusual and offbeat, but I've found that they come in small quantities compared to their male counterparts.
Image: 'A Tender Moment in the Garden' by Federico Andreotti