[DWJ] In which I satisfy the curious (I hope!)

Anna Zofia Skarzynska ania.s at tiscali.co.uk
Wed Sep 20 15:03:48 EDT 2006


I think Imogen is made up by Shakespeare.

And Grazyna (z-with-a-dot, sounds like zh so whole name pronounced something 
like Grazh-IN-ah) was made up by Adam Mickiewicz the Polish romantic poet 
and is now a popular girl's name.

Ania


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Charles Butler" <charlescbutler at btinternet.com>
To: "Diana Wynne Jones" <dwj at suberic.net>
Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2006 7:24 PM
Subject: Re: RE: [DWJ] In which I satisfy the curious (I hope!)


> Katarina Hjärpe <head_overheels at hotmail.com> wrote:
>  >The only obvious fantasy name I noticed, though, is Ronja. That name 
> didn't
> exist before Astrid Lindgren created it, and now it's the 75th most common
> name given to newborn girls
>
>  Interesting. Are there any other fantasy names that have passed into 
> common use? I can think of only two: Pamela (Sidney's Arcadia) and Wendy 
> (Peter Pan).
>
>  Charlie
>
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