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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!
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…

Names Inspired by Trees

Marcel Rieder

A few names inspired by trees associated with Christmas. This was harder than I expected, and I hope you all enjoy it!

Alba (A. Alba is the scientific name for the silver fir)
Fraser (Fraser fir)
Silver (The silver fir was the first Christmas tree)
Douglas (Douglas fir)
Sylvia, Silvia, Silvus, Sylvester, Sylvie (All come from the Latin silva, meaning "wood, forest")
Oren (Means "pine tree" in Hebrew)


  1. I looove Silver. I think it's a great idea, for a boy or a girl. My other favorites: Pine, Alba, and I have a burgeoning love for Spruce now.

    Sylvia/Silvia/Sylvie are all time favorites, always. They're all classy, beautiful and timeless. I love both the feel and sound of them

    Evergeen is super interesting...not sure how I feel about it yet.

  2. Sylvia is a favourite for me too!

  3. Oren is another one you could add - it means ash or pine tree :)

    I didn't realise Alba was a nature related name. Makes it more appealing than if it was just a celebrity surname! I also really like Spruce, Fraser and Fir from this list.


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