Hello all! I’m currently writing my new book and I’m finding it difficult naming my heroine’s godchild. This part of the story is set in the late 1940s, the family is Australian, and the baby is a girl.
I’ll leave the contest open until Tuesday, 19 April, 23.59 AEST so if you’d like to hit me with your suggestions, do so in the comments below! I’ll select one winner and you’ll receive a super extra special thank you in acknowledgments for your contribution. I’ll also send you a lovely Spanish fan.
Right. Ready. Set. Name that baby!
41 thoughts on “Name that baby!”
Aria, Emilia, Vivienne, Sienna
Penelope or pipper or phoebe
Primrose, imogen, delphine,
Ida or Beth
Number one name in the ’50s in Oz was Jennifer, so if she was forward-thinking I’d go with that! 😉
Otherwise Janice (Jan), Jillian (Jill), Frances, Hazel, Valerie (Val) or Veronica.
Susan, Ellen, Dawn, Jillian or Alison
Ellen ,Lavinia or Jessica
Lily Stella 🙂
Camille, Violet or Arabella
Jessica ❤️ Beth ❤️ Meg ❤️
I like Peggy or Beatrice (Bea for short)
Alice or Elizabeth or Margaret. All could be shortened and we’re very popular in the 1940s
Carolyn – my Mum’s name, who was born in Australia in the late 1940s.
Or one of the “eens” – Maureen, Colleen, Raylene, Kaylene, Doreen, Marlene you get the idea…
Peggy, Constance (Connie)
Mary – because it was the top female names in the 40’s, and because I love Downton Abbey’s “Mary”
Lynette (Lynne). RWA’s founding president was Lynne Wilding if you wanted a bit of sentimentality.
Or there’s Lorraine (Lori), Janice, Rhonda, Roselyn (Rose).
Gabby for Gabriella or Clem Clementine, very old names but still love them😊good luck I’m sure whatever name you pick will be the right one lol.😃
Love the name Cordelia or Emmeline! Both beautiful “old-fashioned” Aussie names.
For that era. I would suggeat Kathleen or Frances
Avena, Molly, Helen
Genevieve, Valerie, Marilyn, Marion, Lola, Iris, Sylvia, Glenda/Gwenda!
I love Tess as a name 💗💗it’s a winner!
Isabella is a lovely older name
Lynette …. Nette (Netty)
Inspired by my wonderful mummy form in 1945
Here we go!!
Erolyn, Beryl, Sonia, Gaye, Elwyn, Suzanne, Christina
1940s Dorothy-Dot, Eleanor,-Ellie, Elizabeth-Lizzie, Ruth or Carolyn
As much as both my grandmother and mother are yelling at me from heaven! Can I suggest my grandmother’s name and mother’s middle name of Merle?
Isabelle – a name that is passed on through generations. A name worthy of a small child or a great-grandmother an that suits any nationality. A name I gave my gorgeous girl. I dedicated this name to your God-child in the new book and to my girl who is on a difficult journey and one that’s finding herself through reading.