Posted by Kali on July 12, 1997 at 20:21:45:
In reply to Emma's mommy posted by Elinor on July 12, 1997 at 20:13:24
what was Emma's mother's name? Why weren't Emma and Isabella named after her? Or were they??
Welcome, Elinor. It never says what Mrs. Woodhouse's first name was...she is referred to only briefly and indirectly towards the beginning of the book. It's very plausible that one of the daughters might be named for her, but there is no compelling evidence. We DO know that Mr. W's name is Henry, however.
Try this question on the Life in the Regency Board...HC might have some insights as to the systems involved in maing daughters... ;-)