What’s in a Name?

Meredith Bond
2 min readApr 14, 2024

More than you would think!

From Ye Olde News on Tumblr

We’ve been having an interesting conversation on the Regency Fiction Writer’s Forum.

It began when one member pointed us to a fascinating post on Tumblr by “Ye Olde News,” a self-described “bored researcher.” He (she?) pointed out that 62% of all women had one of five names in early 19ᵗʰ century London — Mary, Elizabeth, Sarah, Ann, and Jane. To get close to that percentage of…

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Meredith Bond

Award winning author, Meredith Bond's books straddle that beautiful line between historical romance and fantasy. Merry is also a writing coach and formatter.