I just started watching The [name_m]Gilmore[/name_m] Girls and I think it is virtually impossible that the main character’s rich snooty parents would have named their daughter [name_f]Lorelei[/name_f]. Nothing for or against the name, but they would have named her [name_f]Emily[/name_f] or [name_f]Mary[/name_f] or [name_f]Catherine[/name_f] or [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f], never [name_f]Lorelei[/name_f]. Has anyone else thought that too?
This made me laugh! Mary-Katherine would totally suit [name_f]Lorelei[/name_f] Gilmore’s character and vibe, I think. Maybe she’d have gone by Mary-Katherine, too… I gotcha!
Very mild spoiler about why it’s her name: It’s established later on that it’s an honor name, so I guess that explains it? I definitely agree though that it doesn’t make much sense for her parents and background! My guess is the creators wanted to choose a name that was unique and still had a distinct enough nickname for Rory, rather than choosing something that her parents would’ve named her.
ETA: on a side note, I’ve never understood how Rory is a nickname for Lorelai! I guess the R sound is there, but it still feels very far away from her real name. Once again, it’s probably because they didn’t want the names to sound too similar
Its always seemed like an over the top name to me and all the Loreleis in that show are over the top Guess we will just have to wonder what the great grandmother was like hah