Georgette Heyer Book Club - shameless diversion

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No point putting this in Baby Names.

Just had a healthy scan at 13+1. Would LOVE to use a GH name as both DSs "coincidentally" have GH first names.

Here's a list. Which do you think are even remotely useable? We have a very plain surname starting in J- and I have removed the DCs we already have.

Barbara, Harriet, Hester, Helen (Nell), Serena, Léonie, Prudence, Horatia, Phoebe, Cressida, Anthea, Venetia, Henrietta, Sophia, Judith, Sarah, Annis, Mary, Drusilla, Arabella, Diana, Cleone, Penelope, Frederica, Abigail, Katherine (Kitty or Kate), Deborah, Elinor, Ancilla, Hero, Jenny

Justin, Sylvester, Adolphus, Dominic, Ivo, Vernon, Julian, Jack, Ashley, Marcus, Gervase, Giles, Anthony, Frederick, Edward, Jasper, Hugh (Hugo), Charles, Waldo, Gareth, Tristam, Richard, Philip, Christopher (Kit), John, Robert, Miles, Max

Wish I'd seen this earlier- I was named for a georgette heyer character- the silly vain girl in The Nonesuch! (But I do like my name!) ( but please don't post it if you know it from the clue!)

WillowinGloves Tue 07-May-13 10:04:22

Thank you! You're right - just been and checked my copy!

She is the Reluctant Widow iirc...

WillowinGloves Mon 06-May-13 22:25:25

Please could someone remind me which one Elinor comes in? I have one (she is a Sense and Sensibility one) and didn't realise she was GH too!
Thanks all.

That comes later... I've been planning this thread, as you know Leonie, for some time grin

LeonieDeSainteVire Wed 01-May-13 18:52:54

Yes but Horry it was bound to become a 'let us name your child' thread smile

This wasn't exactly a "tell me what to name my unborn" but rather "can I keep a sly GH theme and get a great name?" to which the answer appears to be yes. Hurrah!

I haven't spoken to DH about specific names, no. He would get name fatigue this early.

Takver Tue 30-Apr-13 22:44:55

But why Kit and not Kester? I actually know a Kester (my age, so 40s) and he really is named for GH, how cool is that smile

Anyway, your names:

Girls - I would say yes definitely to:
Harriet, Hester, Helen (Nell), Serena, Henrietta, Judith, Sarah, Mary, Arabella, Diana, Cleone, Frederica, Abigail, Katherine (Kitty or Kate), Deborah, Elinor, Hero, Jenny

My favourites are Harriet, Hester, Nell, Henrietta (nn Hetty) and Hero (DD's name doesn't start with an H - I don't like H names so much in Spanish - so I think everyone else should use them!)

Boys - yes to
Justin, Dominic, Ivo, Ashley, Marcus, Giles, Anthony, Frederick, Edward, Hugh (Hugo), Charles, Gareth, Tristam, Richard, Philip, Christopher (Kit), John, Robert, Miles, Max

My favourites of your boys list are Dominic (I've only ever met nice ones), Ivo (just cool) and Frederick but only if he is a Freddy

LeonieDeSainteVire Tue 30-Apr-13 22:38:06

Horry, have you run any of these names past DH yet (and what did he say?!)

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Tue 30-Apr-13 21:27:53

My favourites (knowing little of the works of GH) would be Hester, Cressida, Marcus and Tristram (Tristan).

LeonieDeSainteVire Tue 30-Apr-13 09:55:25

Venetia is a beautiful name there's no doubt. And all famous Venetia's were beautiful which is shallow but good smile

VenetiaLanyon Tue 30-Apr-13 09:16:11

I'd have liked:

Venetia (unsurprisingly)
Arabella
Phoebe
Cressida
Hero

All were sadly vetoed by DH...

Oh yes, Venetia. I would have loved to use it for my DD, but DH issued a veto.

I vote for Kit, Giles or Jasper for a boy.

minsmum Mon 29-Apr-13 22:18:27

My dd's middle name is Deborah, I would have loved to call her Venetia.

So for a Girl Venetia, for a boy it has to be Christopher (Kit)

Anthony is DH's disliked uncle so it is not a likely choice for us grin

SanityClause Mon 29-Apr-13 20:55:29

What about Charis?

LeonieDeSainteVire Mon 29-Apr-13 20:49:38

it's its

LeonieDeSainteVire Mon 29-Apr-13 20:48:35

Actually the two Anthonys I know well are both Ant rather than Tony. But you can choose a name without liking it's usual abbreviations I did, twice blush

I love how much you are getting into this.

Knew you'd all be name geeks too grin

I think there's a decent shortlist available even without considering the shelf of baby names book s.

JeanPaget Mon 29-Apr-13 20:34:28

Brilliant idea grin

I love Georgette actually, and from the girls I particularly like Venetia, Henrietta and Leonie.

For a boy I really like Kit, Tristram, Jasper and Gareth. (and Sylvester blush)

MrsFrederickWentworth Mon 29-Apr-13 20:27:13

I am identical with Leonie's long list, though not sure about Leonie...

Hugh and Hugo and Hester and Harriet are prob my favourites, with Horatia.

Not Hero.

But I love Venetia.

Anthony will become Tony, do you mind?

No to Ancilla, Abigail, Drusilla. Nor Sylvester. Nor the other ones Leonie dislikes.

I like Cleone but everyone will.think she is Chloe unless you are v v posh.

There are too many Jacks and Maxs round us.

Congrats, and you will tell us, please , Horry? If we are very very nice?

LeonieDeSainteVire Mon 29-Apr-13 20:05:41

I've been thinking and I think

Hugh Richard and Hester Katherine/Katherine Hester

There you go smile

LadyDamerel Mon 29-Apr-13 19:51:22

Miles and Max would work too, but there are gazillions of Max's in schools ATM. Same with Abigail.

Missed John off the boys' list as well.

If I'd ever had a DD, she would have been a Venetia! blush

LadyDamerel Mon 29-Apr-13 19:48:50

Kitty/Kit would go well with the DSs' names, a lot of them are a bit OTT compared to their names or aren't a good 'fit' IMO.

For a girl, Harriet, Nell, Sarah, Elinor and Penelope would also work.

I love Jasper (obviously!) but I don't think it would 'go'. Richard, Edward, Gareth (I am bizarrely fond of the name Gareth) or Robert would be my vote for a boy.

Or Alverstoke, known as Al? grin I hate the fact that such a brilliant hero has such a dreadful Christian name but Al could work!!

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