More names from Rugby. This time we look to the very end of the eighteenth century. As always, the names below are of Rugby students.
1790- Job Walden
1792- Julius, Gervase, Granvile
1793- Albert, Bethel, Gourt
1794- Dominick, Foster
1795- Willoughby, Hoveden, Kenelm
1796- Heneage, Brook, Gillow, Roderick
1797- Graham, Delvin, Watkin
1798- Evelyn, Cowper
1799- Jodrell, Bache, Orlebar, Oswald
Of the names above, Delvin, with the possible meaning of 'godly friend', seems to be quite usable, although it might be easily confused with Devlin. Another name I can easily see appearing on a birth announcement is Kenelm, the name of an Anglo-Saxon king and martyr of the English kingdom of Mercia. Other variants of the name include Cenhelm and Cynehelm.
Image: 'Master John Truman-Villebois and his Brother Henry' by Thomas Gainsborough.