Thursday, 3 November 2011

The Gentlemen of the Gentleman's Magazine 1815-1816



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The following names are of men from gentry and aristocratic backgrounds. For the original source, please check out The Gentleman's Magazine here.

1815
Isaac
Stanley
Leveson
Boyce
Stephen
Nicholas
Morris
Alfred
Patrick
John James
Vicesimus
Peregrine
Samuel Henry
Frederick Gustavus
Henry Adolphus
Warwick
Meredith
Hudson
John Hugh


1816
Hayes
Claude
Robert Matthew
Jules
Archibald
Dennis
Dudley
Hector
Andrew
John Angus
Henry Richard
Frederick William 


A great variety of names here, some which are still very much in use today. Some standouts for me are Hector, an old man name to some, that has a lot of charm and character. It is a shame that Meredith has become primarily a girls' name. Either way, it's beautiful and should be used more often.


Image: Painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds