Baby Names On Broadway

As a lover of both names and Broadway musicals I thought it would be interesting to make a collection of names of characters from some famous shows. Your input is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

[name]Annie[/name]-"[name]Annie[/name] Get Your [name]Gun[/name]", “[name]Annie[/name]” “Oklahoma!”
[name]Millie[/name]-“Thoroughly Modern [name]Millie[/name]”
[name]Christine[/name]-“Phantom of the [name]Opera[/name]”
[name]Raoul[/name]-“Phantom of the [name]Opera[/name]”
[name]Fantine[/name]-"[name]Les[/name] Miserables"
[name]Cosette[/name]-"[name]Les[/name] Miserables"
Eponine-"[name]Les[/name] Miserables"
[name]Charity[/name] [name]Hope[/name] [name]Valentine[/name]-“Sweet [name]Charity[/name]”

Please feel free to add to this very incomplete list!

Great thread! I [name]LOVE[/name] Broadway musicals, too! :slight_smile:

[name]Rose[/name]: [name]Gypsy[/name]
[name]June[/name]: [name]Gypsy[/name] ([name]June[/name] has been growing on me lately…)
[name]Louise[/name]: [name]Gypsy[/name]
[name]Eliza[/name]: My Fair Lady
[name]Sally[/name]: Cabaret
[name]Lola[/name]: Damn Yankees
[name]Adelaide[/name]: Guys and Dolls
[name]Sky[/name] Masterson: Guys and Dolls
[name]Eulalie[/name]: [name]Music[/name] [name]Man[/name]
[name]Amaryllis[/name]: [name]Music[/name] [name]Man[/name]
[name]Marian[/name]: [name]Music[/name] [name]Man[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name]: [name]Oliver[/name] :slight_smile:
[name]Margot[/name] [name]Channing[/name]: Applause
[name]Nellie[/name]: South [name]Pacific[/name]
[name]Winifred[/name]: Once Upon a Mattress
[name]Louisa[/name]: The Sound of [name]Music[/name] (plus [name]Maria[/name], [name]Gretl[/name], [name]Liesl[/name], [name]Kurt[/name], [name]Friedrich[/name], [name]Elsa[/name]…)
[name]Maria[/name]: [name]West[/name] Side [name]Story[/name]

Thanks [name]Jill[/name] for a wonderful list. You mentioned some of my favorite musicals! The name “[name]June[/name]” is also growing on me!

[name]Seven[/name] Brides For [name]Seven[/name] Brothers (my fav :slight_smile: ):
[name]Milly[/name] (wanted to name our puppy this, but hubby vetoed)
[name]Dorcas[/name] (ick!)
[name]Liza[/name] (I’ve been loving [name]Eliza[/name] lately)
[name]Ephraim[/name] (has always been in the running for a future child)
[name]Frank[/name] (nn for Frankincense)

Zenita from the [name]Music[/name] [name]Man[/name] has always been one I loved, along with [name]Winthrop[/name]. [name]Meredith[/name] [name]Wilson[/name] was a creative character namer. (That [name]Meredith[/name] was a buy, for those who don’t know.)
[name]Liesl[/name] from the Sound of [name]Music[/name]
[name]Sophie[/name] from Mamma [name]Mia[/name]!

I love that set of names from “[name]Seven[/name] Brides for [name]Seven[/name] Brothers” and Zenita and [name]Winthrop[/name] from"The [name]Music[/name] [name]Man[/name]" have an old-fashioned charm. Thanks ricamaca and stephanie-elizabeth!

The Phantom’s real name is [name]Erik[/name], though that’s never referenced in the stage show.

Spamalot had [name]Robin[/name], [name]Arthur[/name], [name]Lancelot[/name], [name]Dennis[/name], Galahad, Gueneviere, and [name]Patsy[/name]
The Producers - [name]Max[/name], [name]Leo[/name], [name]Ulla[/name], [name]Roger[/name], [name]Carmen[/name], [name]Franz[/name]

I liked the names of the courtesans in A Funny Thing Happened on the [name]Way[/name] to the Forum.

[name]Gemina[/name] I
[name]Gemina[/name] II

But (with the exception of [name]Gemina[/name] and Philia) I wouldn’t recommend them as names for babies. 0_o

– [name]Nephele[/name]

canyr12, thanks for that interesting fact about the Phantom’s name-I never knew that!
[name]Nephele[/name], I really like [name]Gemina[/name]. I think it would fit right in with some of the popular names these days.
Thanks to you both for the great lists of Broadway names!

42nd [name]Street[/name]
[name]Dorothy[/name] [name]Brock[/name]
[name]Julian[/name] [name]March[/name]
[name]Peggy[/name] [name]Sawyer[/name]
[name]Billy[/name] Lawler

[name]Love[/name] “42nd [name]Street[/name]”!-Thanks litz8

[name]Glinda[/name], Elephaba- Wicked
[name]Jane[/name], [name]Mary[/name], [name]Michael[/name], [name]Bert[/name], [name]Winifred[/name]-[name]Mary[/name] Poppins
[name]Tracy[/name], [name]Penelope[/name], [name]Link[/name], [name]Edna[/name], [name]Wilbur[/name], [name]Amber[/name], [name]Velma[/name], [name]Inez[/name]-Hairspray

“[name]Mary[/name]”- [name]Mary[/name] Poppins
“[name]Glinda[/name]”- Wicked

I quite like the names from [name]Spring[/name] Awakening, all of whose characters are teenagers in late 19th/early 20th century Germany.



[name]Melchior[/name] (REALLY love this one, and the character too)