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An Analysis: Poll #2

Which Austen Hero name would you consider using?
1. Edmund (0, 0%)
2. Edward (4, 26%)
3. Fitzwilliam (1, 6%)
4. Frederick (3, 20%)
5. George (0, 0%)
6. Henry (7, 46%)

Total of 15 votes

Well, these results are not surprising.  🙂  I do love the name Henry and have suggested it to Brent as a possible name for a son, but he said no.  So, I would probably have to vote for Henry as well, although Frederick and George are a VERY close second.  If I were to pick the name of the Hero that is my favorite from the books, it would be Fitzwilliam (Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice, of course) followed closely by Frederick (Captain Wentworth from Persuasion).  And if I were to pick the name of the Hero that I relate my man to the most, it would have to be George (Mr. Knightley from Emma).  That’s more information than I’m sure you are interested in, but perhaps you would like to share your thoughts on those accounts as well.  🙂

There is not much more to say here except that Jane Austen uses awesome names in her books.  They are typical for her time and place, which is why I love them.  I’m sure I will post about her names at length in the future.  🙂  Something I will go ahead and say is that Wentworth Miller (of the show Prison Break) was named after Captain Wentworth (both his father and grandfather have the name as well – his great-grandmother picked the name from Persuasion).  How awesome is that!!!

I have one question to a specific reader of this blog… would the person who picked Fitzwilliam share what he/she would call him? That is something that I’ve always wondered… what Elizabeth would call Mr. Darcy in private. I think if I used this name, I would just call him Will.

To all readers: Let us know why you chose the name you voted for!

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8 Responses

  1. I voted for Henry 🙂 I have always loved this name. It is a special name to me…my grandpap’s name was Henry.

  2. I voted for Edward because it is Tim’s father’s name and my grandfather’s middle name. We do plan on using it as a middle name for any future son. But I do have to say that while I like the names Henry and George for other people’s kids, none of the other names really fit my naming style. To each their own, you know? 🙂

  3. I chose it because 1) I felt bad for it; 2) I love Mr. Darcy; and 3) it’s kind of sexy in that blue-blood-aristocratic way.

    So I am the guilty one.

  4. I chose it because 1) I felt bad for it; 2) I love Mr. Darcy; and 3) it’s kind of sexy in that blue-blood-aristocratic way.

    So I am the guilty one.

  5. I chose Henry because I LOVE the nn Hank!

  6. Picking Edward was easy as it’s a family name on my father’s side dating back to the 1500s.

  7. I chose Henry because I’ve always liked that name. The bipolar child that I work with at school is named Henry, so it has slightly changed my view of the name, especially when he’s shouting that he hates us all! Btw, did I mention that I met a Jane Austen (probably spelled Austin) who lives in my neighborhood?

  8. I chose Frederick – but probably for the wrong reason in this poll — I like it with the German pronunciation. (think Von Trapp children). 🙂

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