“[name]Anne[/name] of [name]Green[/name] Gables” must hold a soft spot in a lot of our hearts with how many references there have been to her lately. Which got me wondering, what would [name]Anne[/name] have named her own children? So I pulled out my old, well-loved set of “[name]Anne[/name]” books and read. I fould this particular excerpt especially charming and appropriate for sharing. Namenerds, Enjoy!
“Well, [name]James[/name] [name]Matthew[/name] is a name that will wear well and not fade in the washing,” said Miss [name]Cornelia[/name]. “I’m glad you didn’t load him down with some high-falutin, romantic name that he’d be ashamed of when he gets to be a grandfather. Mrs. [name]William[/name] [name]Drew[/name] at the [name]Glen[/name] has called her baby [name]Bertie[/name] [name]Shakespeare[/name]. Quite a combination, isn’t it? And I’m glad you haven’t had much trouble picking on a name. Some folks have an awful time. When the [name]Stanley[/name] Flaggs’ first boy was born there was so much rivalry as to who the child should be named for that the poor little soul had to go for two years without a name. Then a brother came along and there it was – ‘Big [name]Baby[/name]’ and ‘[name]Little[/name] [name]Baby[/name]’. Finally they called Big [name]Baby[/name] [name]Peter[/name] and [name]Little[/name] [name]Baby[/name] [name]Isaac[/name], after the two grandfathers, and had them both christened together. And each tried to see if he couldn’t howl other down. You know that the Highland Scotch family of MacNabs back of the [name]Glen[/name]? They’ve got twelve boys and the oldest and youngest are both called [name]Neil[/name] – Big [name]Neil[/name] and [name]Little[/name] [name]Neil[/name] in the same family. Well, I s’pose they ran out of names.”
— “[name]Anne[/name]'s House of Dreams”, L.M. [name]Montgomery[/name]