Saturday, 16 June 2012

The Gentleman's Magazine Names 1855-1856

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Work has meant that I don't have much time to do many posts anymore. But with summer fast approaching (let's ignore all the rain) and school breaking up soon, I'll have more time to dedicate to Names Yesteryear. Please don't take the lack of new posts to mean that I've abandoned the blog, because I haven't. I'm still here, still reading, researching, and mostly lurking due to my inability to type on my phone. Hopefully I'll have a few new posts to liven this place up soon. As it is, here is another Gentleman's Magazine post. 

1855
Letitia Angelina
Kate-Marion
Lucretia
Hebe-Ann
Geradina Bertha
Arabella-Maria
Cecil Frances Harriet
Rebecca-Agnes
Caroline-Emma
Mariette
Madeline Rosa
Mary-Owen
Philippa Frances Emilia
Hannah- Llewellyn
Olive
Emily Lawrentia
Victoria Anne
Sydney Katharine
Josephine Ida
Elisa Petronila
Emma Wasillissa Frederika Therese
Olivia Nichola
Adele
Mina
Anne Marie Cesarine Therese
Eleanor Avena

1856
Adeliza Matilda
Myrtilla
Myra Lois
Alexvina Leonora
Etheldreda Julia
Gaynor Elizabeth
Penrose Durell
Madeleine Dora
Amy Lea
Emelie Louise

Some wonderfully unusual names there; Alexvina, Avena and Penrose being some of my personal favourites. Penrose Durell was one of eight children. Although she was the only daughter to receive a more unconventional name, her brother James had a fairly unheard of middle name, Lempriere, and her other brother's first name was Vavasor

Image: Les Mode Parisiennes 1851