Alice Thorneywore: One of Many Character Names Dickens Never Used
Charles Dickens kept lists of character names to be considered for future use. These were found in a single notebook that he called Memoranda and kept from 1855 until 1865.
Boys’ Names: Robert Ladle; Joly Stick; Bill Marigold; Stephen Marquick; Jonathan Knotwell; Philip Browndress; Henry Ghost; George Muzzle; Walter Ashes; Zephaniah Fury; William Why; Robert Gospel; Thomas Fatherly; Robin Scrubban
Girls’ names: Sarah Goldsacks; Rosetta Dust; Susan Goloring; Catherine Two; Matilda Rainbird; Miriam Denial; Sophia Doomsday; Alice Thorneywore; Sally Gimblet; Verity Mawkyard; Birdie Nash; Ambrosina Events; Apaulina Vernon; Neltie Ashford
From Lists of Note: An Eclectic Collection Deserving of a Wider Audience, compiled by Shaun Usher, 2015; Photo by 19th Century portrait photographer George Herbert Watkins courtesy of the Hulton-Deutsch Collection
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