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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…

Hello, Summer!

"Summer Clouds" by Charles Courtney Curran
Much to my shock I forgot to even post my summer names! Summer is my least favorite season. I like it in theory and always dream it's gonna involve me sipping juice on the porch in some cute shorts and sunglasses, spending days lounging in the pool, and reading in the sun. Unfortunately it is never like that, and I've come to realize I'm never going to have a "movie" summer. In Texas summer is dry as a bone, without even a breath of air, opposed to winter where everything is wet. You burn yourself on the car and then on the seat belt, and then you melt all your makeup off trying to wait for the air conditioning to cool down. It's just no fun. But, that does not mean I will neglect my duty to post some summer names.

Summer Names:

Somerled - "Summer traveller"
Suvi - "Summer"
Natsuko - "Summer child"
Udane - "Summer"
Helios - "Sun"; Greek personification of the sun
Soleil - "Sun"
Tesni "Warmth from the sun"
Sunniva - "Sun gift"
Ravi - "Sun"
Mzia - "Sun"
Roxana - "Bright, dawn"
Savitri - "Relating to the sun"
Solfrid - "Beautiful sun"
Shizuka - "Quiet summer"
Vera - "Summer"
Ziv - "Bright, radiant"

Words:

Aster
Sunny/Sunshine
Calla
Gloriosa (A type of daisy)
Jasmine
Dahlia
Butterfly
Daisy
Buddleia
Verbena
Petunia
Freesia
Celastrina (Celastrina neglecta is the summer azure butterfly)
Gardenia
Sunshine
Yarrow
Bee/Bumblebee
Lilac
Bougainvillea
Marigold
Shasta (A type of daisy)
Ciel (French word for "sky")
Zinnia
June

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