Una delle cose che è necessario avere sottomano nel mese di novembre, se si vuol semplificarsi la vita di scrittori, è una buona lista di nomi. Ora, farsi una lista di nomi adeguata non è semplice e soprattutto richiede tempo per reperire le fonti. Non è un segreto che io spesso uso delle app che generano nomi casuali prendendo da elenchi non meglio specificati. Non sarebbe la prima volta, però che i nomi che mi ritrovo presentano degli evidenti errori… ortografici. Finché si tratta di nomi nella mia lingua o in lingue che conosco, poco male: me ne accorgo e li correggo, ma che fare se si tratta di nomi in lingue a me sconosciute o nomi che ora non si usano più? Ci si può fidare della corretta ortografia?

Qui di seguito un elenco di nomi popolari nell’epoca coloniale americana, nell’epoca Vittoriana ed Edwardiana

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Nomi femminili

Abigail, Abitha, Ada, Adelaide, Adele, Adeline, Agatha, Agnes, Alberta, Alice, Alma, Amelia, Amity, Anastasia, Ann/Anne, Anna, Annabelle, Aphra, Arlene, Astrid, Audrey, Augusta, Aurinda, Ava

Beatrice, Bernadette, Bernice, Bertha, Bessie, Bessie, Beth, Betsy, Beulah, Billie, Birdie, Blanche, Blythe

Camille, Candace, Carlotta, Caroline, Cassandra, Catherine, Cecilia, Celeste, Celia, Charity, Charlotte, Chastity, Clarity, Chloe, Claire, Clara, Clarice, Clarissa, Clementine, Cleo, Colleen, Comfort, Constance, Cora, Cornelia

Daisy, Darla, Darlene, Delia, Delilah, Della, Dinah, Dixie, Dolores, Dora, Doris, Dorothy/Dorothea

Edie, Edith, Edna, Edwina, Effie, Eilleen, Elaine, Eleanor, Electa, Elise, Eliza, Elizabeth, Ella, Ellie, Eloise, Elouise, Elsa, Elsie, Emeline, Emily, Emma, Enid, Estelle, Esther, Ethel, Etta, Eudora, Eunice, Eva, Eve, Evelyn

Fannie, Fay, Felicity, Fern, Flo, Flora, Florence, Frances, Frieda

Gail, Garnet, Gemma, Geneva, Genevieve, Georgette, Georgia, Georgiana, Georgine, Geraldine, Gertrude, Gladys, Gloria, Glynn, Grace, Greta, Gretchen, Gwendolyn

Harriet, Hattie, Hazel, Helen, Henrietta, Hepzibah, Hester,Hilda,Holly, Hortense

Ida, Imogen, Irene, Iris, Irma, Isabella, Isabelle, Isadora, Ivy

Jacqueline, Jane, Jean, Jemima, Jewel, Jocelyn, Josephine, Joy, Judith, Julia, Juliana, June, Justine

Katie, Katharine

Layla, Lenora, Lillian, Lily, Liza, Linda, Lois, Lorene, Loretta, Lorraine, Louisa, Louise, Lucia, Lucille, Lucinda, Lucy, Luella, Lula, Lydia

Mabel, Madeline, Madeline/Madelyn, Mae, Maggie, Maisie, Mamie, Margaret, Marianne, Marilyn, Marion, Marjorie, Martha, Matilda, Maude, Maura, Maureen, Mavis, Maxine, May, Melanie, Melissa, Melody, Mercy, Meredith, Mildred, Millie, Minnie, Miranda, Miriam, Molly, Mona, Muriel, Myra, Myrtle

Nell/ Nellie, Nettie, Noreen, Norma

Olive, Olivia, Opal, Ophelia

Patience, Paula, Pauline, Pearl, Penelope, Petunia, Phila, Phoebe, Phyllis, Polly, Pollyanna, Primrose, Priscilla, Prudence

Queenie, Quinn, Quinnie

Rachel, Rebecca, Rebekah, Rhoda, Roberta, Rosalie, Rosalyn, Rosanna, Rose, Rosemary, Roxanne, Roxy, Ruby, Ruth

Sadie, Sally, Samantha, Sarah, Scarlett, Sela, Selma, Sheila, Sophie, Stella, Susannah, Susie, Sybil, Sylvia,

Tabitha, Temperance, Thelma, Theodosia, Tillie, Trudy

Ursula

Velma,Vera, Verna, Verity, Victoria, Viola, Violet, Virginia, Vivian/Vivienne

Wanda, Willa, Willie, Wilma, Winifred, Yvonne

Zelda, Zipporah, Zora

 

 

Nomi maschili

 

Aaron, Abe, Abel, Abner, Abraham, Abram, Ajax, Albert, Alden, Alec, Alexander, Alford, Alva, Alvin, Amos,Andrew, Ansel, Archibald, Archie/Archibald, Arlo, Arnold, Arthur, Asa, Asahe, Augustus, Azariah

Balthasar,  Barnabas, Barney, Bart/Bartholomew, Barton, Baxter, Bazel, Benajah, Benedict, Benjamin, Bennett, Bennie, Benson, Bernard, Bert, Bert/Bertrand, Boaz, Boyd, Bradford, Bradley, Braxton, Brigham, Brock, Broderick, Bronson, Bruce, Bud, Buford, Byron

Calvin, Carl, Carlton, Carroll, Carter, Cecil, Cedric, Charles, Charlie, Chauncey, Chester, Chris, Christopher, Clarence, Clark, Claude, Clem/Clement, Cletus, Clifford, Clifton, Clinton, Clyde, Cole, Coleman, Collin, Columbus, Conrad, Cornelius, Cotton, Crawford, Curtis, Cyrus

Daniel, Darius, Darren, David, Davis, Davy, Delbert, Dennis, Dewitt, Dewy, Dexter, Dixon, Domingo, Don, Donald, Douglas, Duke, Duncan, Dwight

Earl, Easton, Ebenezer, Eddie, Edgar, Edison, Edmond, Edmund, Edward, Edwin, Elbert, Eldon, Eli, Elias, Elijah, Elliot, Ellis, Elmer, Elvis, Elwood, Emanuel, Emerson, Emmett, Emory, Enoch, Enos, Ephraim, Eric, Ernest, Erwin, Eugene, Evander, Everett, Ezra, Ezekiel

Felix, Ferdinand, Ferguson, Finley, Finn, Finnian, Fletcher, Floyd, Flynn, Forrest, Foster, Francis, Frank, Franklin, Fred, Frederick

Gabe/Gabriel, Garrett, Garvan, George, Gerald, Gerard, Gideon, Gil/Gilbert, Glenn, Gordon, Grady, Graham, Grant, Griffin, Grover, Gus, Guy

Hamilton, Hank, Hannibal, Harrison, Harold, Hart, Harvey, Hayes, Hector, Henry, Herbert, Hezekiah, Hilton, Hiram, Holmes, Homer, Horace, Horatio, Hosea, Howard, Hubert, Hudson, Huey, Hugh

Isaac, Ike, Ira, Irving, Isaiah, Isham, Israel

Jabez, Jack, Jacob, James, Jameson, Jared, Jasper, Jedidiah, Jefferson, Jeremiah, Jerry, Jesse, Jethro, Jimmie, Job, Joel, John, Johnny, Jonas, Joseph, Josiah, Jothan, Julius

Kendrick, Kenelm, Kenneth, Kent, Kirk

Lambert, Lance, Lane, Langston, Lawrence, Lazarus, Lee, Lemuel, Leo, Leon, Leonard, Leopold, Leroy, Leslie, Lester, Levi, Liam, Lincoln, Linus, Lloyd, Lonnie,  Lou, Louis, Luke, Luther, Lyle

Mack, Major, Malcom, Mannie, Marcus, Marion, Marshall, Martin, Marvin, Mason, Matthias, Maurice, Maverick, Max, Maximilian, Maxwell, Melton, Melvin, Mercer, Merle, Michael, Miles, Millard, Miller, Mitchell, Milton, Monroe, Morris, Morton, Murray, Myron

Napoleon, Nathan, Nathaniel, Neal, Ned, Nelson, Nehemiah, Newton, Nicholas, Niles, Noble, Norman, Norris

Oakley, Obadiah, Ollie, Oliver, Orson, Orville, Oscar, Otis, Otto, Overton, Owen

Patrick, Pearl, Percy, Perry, Pete, Phillip, Philo, Philomon, Phineas, Pierce, Porter, Preston,

Quincy, Quinn,Quinton

Ralph, Raymond, Reed, Reuben, Richard, Riley, Robert, Roger, Roland, Ronald, Roscoe, Ross, Roy, Royce, Ruben, Rudolph, Rufus, Rupert, Russell

Sampson, Samson, Samuel, Saul, Saxon, Scott, Sebastian, Seth, Seymour, Sheldon, Shelton, Sherman, Sidney, Sigmund, Silas, Simon, Solomon, Stacy, Stanley, Sterling, Stetson, Steven, Stuart, Sullivan, Sumner, Sylvan, Sylvester

Ted, Thaddeus, Theodore, Thornton, Thurston, Timothy, Tobias, Truman, Tucker

Ulysses

Van, Vaughn, Vernon, Victor, Vincent, Virgil, Vladimir

Wade, Wallace, Walter, Walton, Ward, Warren, Watson, Wayne, Weldon, Wesley, Weston, Wilbert, Wilbur, Wiley, William, Willis, Wilson, Winston, Woodrow, Wyatt

Zachariah, Zachary, Zadock, Zephaniah, Zeke

 

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