[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?


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From: dwj-bounces at suberic.net [mailto:dwj-bounces at suberic.net] On Behalf Of Charles Butler
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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).

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