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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…

Olympic Names 2018: Part One

Maé-Bérénice Méité

I love watching the Olypmics, and one of the major reasons is to see all the wonderful names. I've done quite a few posts on them before (click here to view them!), so I knew I had to do some more this year!
Here are a few of the names I found most interesting.


Akuoma Omeoga (Nigerian)

Blayre Turnbull (Canadian)
Breanna "Breezy" Johnson (American)
Brita Sigourney (American)

Cendrine Browne (Canadian)
Cornelia Hütter (Austrian)

Desislava Stoyanova (Bulgarian)
Dorothea Wierer (Italian)
Dunja Zdouc (Austrian)

Ebba Andersson (Swedish)
Emőke Szőcs (Hungarian)
Esmee Visser (Dutch)
Estelle Alphand (Swedish)
Ewa Kuls-Kusyk (Polish)

Fanuza Kadirova (Russian)
Federica Brignone (Italian)
Freydís-Halla Einarsdóttir (Icelandic)
Frida Hansdotter (Swedish)

Gaia Vuerich (Italian)
Galina Arsenkina (Russian)
Gigi Marvin (American)

Ingvild Flugstad Østberg (Norwegian)

Keaton McCargo (American)
Kerttu Niskanen (Finnish)
Kikkan Randall (American - her name was a compromise between her parents: her father wanted to name her Kikki after Kikki Cutter, and her mother wanted to call her Meghan)
Kailani Craine (Australian)

Laurence St. Germain (Canadian)
Laurien van der Graaff (Swiss)
Lee Yu-bin (South Korean)

Maame Biney (American)
Maé-Bérénice Méité (French)
Mialitiana Clerc (Malagasy)
Minatsu Murase (Swedish)
Mirabelle Thovex (French)
Miyabi Onitsuka (Japanese)

Pernilla Winberg (Swedish)
Perrine Laffont (French)

Queralt Castellet (Spanish)

Rosalind Groenewoud (Canadian)

Saskia Alusalu (Estonian)
Shim Suk-hee (South Korean)
Simone Wild (Swiss)
Sylwia Jaśkowiec (Polish)
Synnøve Solemdal (Norwegian)

Takako Oguchi (Japanese)

Vedrana Malec (Croatian)

Comments

  1. You might like to add Australian ice skater, Kailani Craine. Apparently the name "Kailani" is Hawaiian and means "Sea and Sky".

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  2. Thanks for the comment Anonymous - I'll add her to the list!

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