I'm looking for some old fashioned colonial names for a story I'm writing that's set in the south during the civil war. I chose a particular area for the setting and looked at some of the census records from around that time so I could choose an authentic name that people that lived there would have had.
I tried an elimination poll with the names and the final three names were Eliza, Elizabeth and Charlotte. I really don't like the name Eliza anymore and it seems like every old fashioned colonial story I try to write has a character named Charlotte or Elizabeth (especially Elizabeth).
Anyway, here's the list-please feel free to suggest names:
Thanks so much!