a suggestion for animal names.
Posted by P. Bingham on April 02, 1998 at 03:15:25:
In response to Two Equestrian Questions, written by Jenna on April 01, 1998 at 19:33:35
] My other question is, if you were a gentleman of that era, what names would you prefer for your horse (if at all) and dogs. I just can't imagine Mr. Darcy riding a "Lady" nor calling for "Sparky" to find the fox.
Things ancient Greek & Roman were very popular then. Try looking through mythology (or real people) for interesting masculine names. Also things Eqyptian and Turkish might inspire you.
Things military were very popular. Try looking at famous names of The Napoleonic Wars or possibly even prior. Don't forget "exotic" countries like Spain, Egypt, and Portugal.
Another possibility would be to research British literary names. Men of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries considered themselves quite the connoiseurs (spelling!) of books. Character names too, of course. Taking these names from the previous centuries can add a "learned," "old world" touch which is quite attractive.
Good luck on your book!
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- My sentiments exactly...and another great JA resource, too Kristin J.D. 23:56:56 4/02/98 (1)
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