Friday, 27 January 2012

The Gentleman's Magazine Names 1846-1847

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Today's Gentleman's Magazine Names covers the years of 1846 and 1847. It's an interesting list, with a lot of new names that didn't make an appearance in previous years. 1846 was also the year Queen Victoria had her fifth child, Helena Augusta Victoria.

1846
Sarah Robina
Nea Arthur Ada Rose
Mary-Jane Doria
Julia Rosabelle
Eliza Dolly
Crichton
Jaquette Elizabeth
Josephine Martha
Elizabeth Gee Holah
Irma
Eliza Englehead Anna
Adelaide Antoinette
Euretta Elizabeth
Rosanna Louisa
Olympe

1847
Sophia Marcia
Harriett Charlotte Sarabella
Emblyn
Leonie Louise
Emily Nissa
Ermingarde
Josefa Benita
Mary Ellen Frusannah
Adora Marie
Jamesena
Hadassah Catherine
Fanny Ada
Diana Margaretta
Sarah Oliver
Ethel
Dorcas Mary
Honoria Florence
Duncana
Rose-Leigh

Since the first Gentleman's Magazine post, which covered the years 1809 to 1820, Fanny has always been a popular name among the upper classes. However, it failed to make an appearance in these posts - although certainly not in the Wedding Announcement section of the Magazine - but, at last, it's made it into a list!

Image: 1840s fashions.