Gilbert and Sullivan -- the daughters of General Stanley

After reading the wonderful [name]Nephele[/name]'s blog about names from [name]Gilbert[/name] and [name]Sullivan[/name], we got to talking about the Pirates of Penzance. In this particular show, [name]General[/name] [name]Stanley[/name] has many daughters but only 4 are named: [name]Mabel[/name], [name]Edith[/name], [name]Kate[/name] and [name]Isabel[/name].

What peaked our curiosity was this: what would the other daughters be named?
The show was set in the 1880s, for what that’s worth.

What names do you think would go with [name]Mabel[/name], [name]Edith[/name], [name]Kate[/name] and [name]Isabel[/name], either historically or phonetically?

Not sure if these names go well with [name]Mabel[/name] & Co., but they just strike me as [name]Stanley[/name] girls. :slight_smile:


– [name]Nephele[/name]

Gorgeous name picks!

I found my program and here are the names the girls picked for themselves:
[name]Cecilia[/name] [name]Marie[/name]

I’ll add a few that seem to fit:

The names of the other girls in the production I saw were:


I really love some of these names :slight_smile: