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Names from Agatha Christie: From Ariadne to Septimus

I have a confession to make: I am addicted to Agatha Christie shows. Now I do have plans on reading the novels, as I feel it's a requirement for anyone wanting to write mystery, and specifically historical mystery, just to see where these sort of novels originated. I call them my guilty pleasure simply because I do not particularly like Christie as a person, her racism being just the tip of a very large iceberg. But I have noticed she has some very interesting names in her works and I thought it would be great to take a look at them! Please let me know your favorites, or some I might have missed!
Women: 
Adelaide Jefferson Adele Fortescue Ariadne Oliver Cherry Baker Cicely Beauclerk Cora Van Stuyvesant Dolly Bantry Elsie Holland Elvira Blake Evadne Willett Florrie Frankie Derwent Ginger Corrigan Griselda Clement Gwenda Halliday Gwenda Vaughn Hester Argyle Honoria Waynflete Jolly Bellever Kanga Lady Eileen "Bundle" Brent Lavinia Pinkerton Letitia Blacklock Lettice Protheroe Marina Gregg Maud Dane C…

Caledonia



Origin: Latin or Celtic
Gender: Female
Meaning: Possibly "a hard or rocky land" or "a land of hard men"
Pronunciation: kal-eh-DOH-nee-ah
Other forms: N/A

This is one place name I can get behind, 100%. The Romans gave the name Caledonia to what is today Scotland, and is used as a poetic name for, like Britannia for Britain. It may be related to the dominant Caledonii tribe, who were Pictish. Another theory is that it comes from caled the Proto-Celtic word for "hard". Others say the word is pre-Celtic.

Sìdh Chailleann is the Scottish Gaelic name for the mountain Schiehallion, and means "fairy hill of the Caledonians". Scotland has many interesting animals that live there, from the ptarmigan and stoat that live high in the mountains, to the seal and golden eagle. The thistle is the floral emblem of Scotland, and the national animal is the unicorn, which has been a Scottish heraldic symbol dating all the way back to the 12th century.

Caledonia has a lovely, romantic sound. I could imagine it being the name of a Princess in a Medieval fairy tale. I also think it is a pretty way of honoring one's Scottish heitage.

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