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#1 WriterJones

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 02:19 PM

Recently, I finally got around to reading Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. In the book, everyone's name is chosen from a bank of 10,000 names. This peaked my curiousity, so I decided to search for as many of these names as I could in the book. Here's what I found.

 

Girls

  • Fanny
  • Lenina
  • Linda
  • Polly
  • Fifi
  • Morgana
  • Joanna
  • Sarojini
  • Clara
  • Susan
  • Egeria

 

Boys

  • Tomakin
  • Bernard
  • Benito
  • Calvin
  • Henry
  • John
  • Helmholtz
  • Bokanovsky
  • Mustapha
  • George
  • Tom
  • Jim
  • Herbert
  • Jean-Jacques
  • Darwin
  • Primo

 

Surnames

  • Marx
  • Crowne
  • Mond
  • Trotsky
  • Foster
  • Hoover
  • Bonaparte
  • Bokanovsky
  • Podsnap
  • Pfitzner
  • Kawaguchi
  • Watson
  • Stopes
  • Deterding
  • Diesel
  • Keate
  • Engels
  • Gaffney
  • Bradlaugh
  • Rothschild
  • Wells
  • Bahunin
  • Shaw
  • Jones
  • Edzel
  • Habibullah
  • Mellon

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 04:31 PM

Thanks for sharing, this is so interesting! Of the girls' names, I really like Morgana and Clara! Of the boys' names, I like Calvin the most! Surname wise, Rothschild and Habibullah really speak to me - I have a penchant for longer surnames :)


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Posted 10 February 2020 - 08:01 PM

I've never heard of such a thing in my life! I'll have to check this author and his books out sometime. I am intrigued. I like Clara, Calvin, Henry & George. My students have surprisingly had quite a few of these surnames - Marx, Hoover, Shaw, Jones & Mellon. They are probably some of the most common of them all. Interesting! Thanks!

 

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