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50 Authors And Their Children

english-author-paintingToday’s post is about authors and their children’s names. This time I decided to not mention all the meanings due to the sheer length of the post. I hope you enjoy it.

Agatha Christie-Rosalind

Alfred Tennyson-Hallam and Lionel

Anne Rice-Christopher and Michele

Aristotle-Nicomachus and Pythias

Arthur Conan Doyle-Adrian, Arthur Alleyne, Mary Louise, Jean and Denis Percy

Bram Stoker-Irving Noel Thornley

Charles Dickens-Charles Jr, Mary “Marnie”, Kate, Walter Landor, Francis, Alfred D’Orsay Tennyson, Sydney, Henry Fielding, Dora Annie and Edward

Cicero-Tullia and Cicero

Dante Alighieri-Jacopo

Douglas Adams-Polly Jane Rocket

Edgar Allan Poe-William, Edgar and Rosalie

Edgar Rice Burroughs-John Coleman, Hulbert and Joan

E E Cummings-Nancy Thayer

Elizabeth Gaskell-William, Marianne, Margaret Emily “Meta”, Florence Elizabeth and Julia Bradford

Enid Blyton-Gillian and Imogen Mary

Ernest Hemingway-Jack Hadley Nicanor, Patrick and Gregory “Gloria” Hancock

Gabriel Garcia Marquez-Rodrigo and Gonzalo

Geoffrey Chaucer-Thomas

George Orwell-Richard Horatio

Herman Melville-Stanwix, Malcolm, Frances and Elizabeth

Ian Fleming-Caspar

Isaac Asimov-Robyn and David

James Joyce-Lucia and George

J.K Rowling-Mackenzie, Jessica and David

John Updike-Miranda Margaret, David Hoyer, Michael John and Elizabeth Pennington

J. R. R. Tolkien-Christopher, John, Michael and Priscilla

Khaled Housseini-Haris and Farah

Laini Taylor-Clementine Pie

Leo Tolstoy-Alexandra, Ilya, Michael, Alexei, Sergei, Peter, Lev, Tatyana, Maria, Andrei, Varvara and Nikolai

Margaret Atwood-Eleanor

Mark Twain-Clara, Jean, Susy and Langdon

Mary Shelley-Percy Florence, William and Clara Everina

Nathaniel Hawthorne-Julian, Una and Rose

Neil Gaiman-Michael, Holly and Madeleine

Oscar Wilde-Vyvyan and Cyril

Phillipa Gregory-Victoria

Roald Dahl-Tessa, Ophelia, Olivia Twenty, Theo Matthew, Lucy

Robert Frost-Carol, Lesley, Elliot, Irma, Marjorie and Elinor Bettina

Robert Louis Stevenson-Lloyd and Isobel

Rudyard Kipling-Elsie, John and Josephine

Scott Fitzgerald-Frances

Stephanie Meyer-Seth, Eli and Gabe

Stephen King-Joe, Naomi and Owen

Sylvia Plath-Frieda and Nicholas

Sir Thomas More-Margaret, Cicely and Elizabeth

Victor Hugo-Leopoldine, Charles, Francois-Victor, Adele and Leopold

Voltaire-Mars

Sir Walter Scott-Sophia

William Shakespeare-Hamnet, Susanna and Judith

Notes:

Pythias-In Greek mythology, the legend of Damon and Pythias symbolizes trust and loyalty in a true friendship.
Stanwix-Old Scandinavian surname meaning “stone wall,” or “stone building.”
Varvara-Russian variant of Barbara meaning “foreign.”
Everina-Ancient Germanic possibly meaning “wild boar.”
Bettina-Either a variant of Elizabeth “my god is an oath,” or Benedict “blessed.”
Hamnet-Diminutive of Hamo meaning “home.”

 

 

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5 comments on “50 Authors And Their Children

  1. waltzingmorethanmatilda
    March 9, 2013

    Wow, what a great mix of very different authors! I tried just looking at the sibsets, to see if I could guess the authors from their children; except for ones I already knew, I didn’t have much luck.

    I loved Hawthornes’s set of Julian, Una and Rose; I think that might be my favourite.

    I liked Poe as well (obviously American Gothic is my style!); when I saw a Rosalie I wondered if Stephenie Meyer had a vampire named Rosalie in her honour?

    Polly Jane Rocket – soooo British! :) It’s very cute.

    • namingthefishes
      March 10, 2013

      I did not know any of the sibsets before researching, except maybe Shakespeare’s children.

      My favorite is Roald Dahl’s set, Tessa, Ophelia, Olivia Twenty, Theo Matthew and Lucy. Though I think I’m biased because he is one of my favorite authors, plus he named one of his children Olivia. :)

      As for Stephanie Meyer naming her vampire after Poe’s daughter, its possible.

      • waltzingmorethanmatilda
        March 11, 2013

        I like the Dahl set too, except that Olivia and Ophelia in the same sibset kind of bugs me a bit. I’m a bit OCD that way.

      • namingthefishes
        March 11, 2013

        Understandable ^^

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