I've wondered about this too
Posted by Courtney Lynne on July 24, 1998 at 21:23:42:
In response to Naming children, written by Gayle on July 24, 1998 at 15:01:36
] I have a question about naming children, especially for all you folks over here on L&T who are real experts on the Regency period.
I've noticed that several of JA's characters are named for family members. For example Gorgianna--for her father George?, Emma has a neice named Emma, and 2 nephews named for Mr. K and her father, Anna Weston has a baby and names her Anna, and Fanny Price was named for her mother Fanny. On a little different line, I've also notice that certain names occur over and over in her books--Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Catherine, Anne. Is that because these were just the common names of the time, like Jennifer or Elizabeth today?
- Names Linden 04:51:22 7/25/98 (0)
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