Finally we enter the nineteenth century in the Rugby School Registers. The names below are of some of the students of Rubgy, an all boy school at this time.
1801- Fortunatus, Eustachius
1804- Barned, Symon
1808- Somerville, Donald
1809- Harvey, Wastel, Bempde, Duncomb, Whiteman, Wilson
1810- Percy, Randall, Septimus
1811- Suffield, Winchcombe, Leigh, Offley
1812- Gresley, Partridge, Bruce, Stokeham, York, Clopton, Gilbert, Hedley
1813- Claudius, Scrope
1814- Haywood, Marcus, Wilfred, Hensleigh, Otho, Watkin
Such interesting names. Some definitely usable, but others less so. Fortunatus, a late Roman name meaning 'fortunate', could be used as a sort of virtue name. And sweet Percy should really be talked about more often, and maybe it will. For now, however, it resides outside the top 1000 in England and Wales.
Image: 'Hamlet' by Charles Hunt.