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

Elizabeth Evans er.evans at auckland.ac.nz
Wed Sep 20 16:52:56 EDT 2006


Didn't Shakespeare invent the name Jessica? And Lorna first appeared in 'Lorna Doone', didn't it?

Regards
Elizabeth. 

-----Original Message-----
From: dwj-bounces at suberic.net [mailto:dwj-bounces at suberic.net] On Behalf Of Charles Butler
Sent: Thursday, 21 September 2006 6:25 a.m.
To: Diana Wynne Jones
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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