[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.
----- 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
> 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).
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