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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…

Silent Star Names

I've been entranced by silent films ever since I saw the 1926 "The Scarlet Letter" starring Lillian Gish and Lars Hanson early one morning. I loved the heavy makeup and the over the top performances, the glamor and the fashion. The names are also really great, especially the women's, which were really spunky. I tried to feature a lot of the more prominent stars of the time so we could get an idea of what was popular, but a few of the more unusual names of lesser known stars slipped in! If you comment, please let me know what your favorite silent film is!


Anita Page
Lila Lee
Jobyna Ralston
Madge Bellamy
Betty Bronson
Renée Adorée
Madlaine Traverse
Nita Naldi
Billie Dove
Marguerite De La Motte
Leatrice Joy
Texas Guinan
Zena Keefe
Lillian and Dorothy Gish
Bessie Love
Teddy Sampson
Anna May Wong
Theda Bara
Mae Marsh
Alta Allen
Francelia Billington
Minta Durfee (real name was Araminta)
Louise Brooks
ZaSu Pitts
Clara Bow
Marion Davies
Thelma Todd
Norma Shearer
Bebe Daniels


Nils Asther
John Barrymore
Rod La Rocque
Charlie Chaplin
Gary Cooper
Antonio Moreno
Rudolph Valentino
Lon Chaney
Monte Blue
Ronald Colman
Adolphe Menjou
Wallace Reid
Douglas Fairbanks
John Gilbert
Ramon Navarro


  1. My favourite names:
    Billie Dove
    Bessie Love
    Clara Bow

    Favourite pretty faces/actresses:
    Lillian Gish
    Bebe Daniels <3
    Zasu Pitts
    Theda Bara


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