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Jane Austen is my favorite authoress and I've been working on a website about the names she uses in her novels and short stories. The photo above is one I made and it has all the first names she used.
Jane Austen Boys Names: Archibald Arthur Augustus Basil Benjamin Charles Christopher David Dick Edgar Edmund Edward Fitzwilliam Frank Frederic Frederick George Godfrey Gregory Gustavus Harry Henry Humphrey Jack James Jebb Jem John Lewis Ned Peter Philip Rakehelly Ralph Reginald Richard Robert Rodolphus Sam Sidney Stephen Thomas Tom Walter Will William
Jane Austen Surnames:
Abbot Adams Adby Allen Amyatt Anderson Andrews Arundel Atkinson Aylmer
Baddeley Baldwin Bar Barlow Bates Beard Beaufort Beckford Bennet Benwick Bertram Best Beverley Bickerton Bingley Bird Blake Bragge Braithwaite Brand Brandon Brereton Brigden Brown Brudnell Burgess Burnaby Burton
Campbell Capper Carey Carr Carter Carteret Cartwright Cecil Chamberlayne Chapman Churchill Clarke Clay Clayton Cleveland Clifton Cole Collins Cooper Corydon Courtland Courtenay Coxe Crawford Croft Curtis
Dalrymple Daphne Danvers Darcy Darling Dashwood Davenport Davies Davis Dawson de Bourgh DeCourcy Denham Dennison Denny Devereux Dishonour Dixon Donavan Dowkins Drew Drummond Dudley Dupuis Durrand Dutton
Edgecumbe Edwards Elliot Elliott Ellis Ellison Elton
Fairfax Falknor Ferrars Fisher Fitzgerald Fitzroy Fitzwilliam Flambeau Fletcher Ford Forster Frankland Fraser Frederic Freeman
Gardiner Gibson Gilbert Gill Goddard Goulding Gower Graham Grant Grantley Green Gregory Grey Grierson Griffiths Groom
Haggerston Halifax Hamilton Hampton Hanking Harcourt Harding Harley Harrington Harris Harrison Harville Hawkins Hayter Heely Hemmings Henshawe Hervey Heywood Hill Hillier Hodges Holford Howard Hughes Humbug Hunter Hurst Hutchinson
Jackson Jefferies Jeffereys Jenkinson Jennings Johnson Jones
Kennet Kickabout King Knightley
Lambe Larkins Lascelles Lee Lesley Lindsay Little Lloyd Long Longtown Lucas Lutterell
Macbeth MacDonald Macduff Mackenzie Maclean Maddison Maddox Manwaring Marlow Marlowe Marshall Martin Matthews Maxwell M'Cartney M'donald Merryweather Metcalfe Middleton Milar Milman Mitchell M'Kay M'Kenzie M'lellan M'Leod Molland Montague Morgan Morland Morley Morris Morton M'Pherson Mullins Musgrove
Nash Newnham Nicholls Norris Norton Noyce
O'Brien Oliver Osborne Otway Owen
Palmer Parker Parry Partridge Percival Perry Philander Phillips Polydore Poole Pope Popgun Postilion Pratt Prescott Price Prince Purvis
Ravenshaw Repton Reynolds Richards Richardson Robertus Robinson Roger Rooke Rose Ross Rushworth Russell
Saddler Sanderson Saunders Scholey Scroggs Serle Sharpe Shaw Sheldon Shepherd Shirley Simpson Skinner Smallridge Smith Smythe Sneyd Spangle Sparks Speed Spicer Stanhope Stanly Staves Steele St.Ives Stokes Stone Stornaway Strephon Stringer Styles Suckling Summers Swithin
Taylor Thorpe Tilney Tomlinson Trent Tupman Turner
Walker Wallis Walsh Watson Watts Webb Webster Wentworth Weston Whitaker Whitakers Whitby Wickham Wilcox Wilhelminus Williams Williamson Willis Willoughby Wilmot Wilson Wingfield Woodcock Wright Wykeham
I've also been working on a list of place names she used but those are harder to gather.
This list is handy for me when I'm trying to decide on a name for a character in a story I'm writing especially since the stories I'm writing now are based in Regency England. I love many of these names and would used names such as Eleanor, Elinor, Jane, Henry and Edmund for a future child. I've also considered naming pets after them and can see myself one day having a cat named Tilney or Willoughby.
Which of these names are your favorites?
Would you consider naming a child or even a pet after a favorite book character?