The Gems and Jewels of Shakespeare Names Pt. One
I love Shakespeare. Yes, call me weird, call me a nerd, but I just love it. The Elizabethan language, the way the words flow unlike any other piece of English literature, and of course, the names. Of course we have Juliet and Ophelia and the like, the famous ones. But my very favorites are the lesser known ones. But I will cover both categories. Note: These will be girls names, as I am not as fond of the Shakespearean guys.
First of all, unrelated to his plays, the names in his family are quite nice too. They include wife Anne, and daughters Susanna and Judith.
And now, his plays:
All’s Well That Ends Well
Violenta (I’m not sure if I actually like this, but I like that it’s distinctive.
As You Like It
The Comedy of Errors
Luce, or sometimes Nell
Measure for Measure
Love’s Labour’s Lost
The Merchant of Venice
Jessica (I only like this because it’s from one of my favorite plays.)
Much Ado About Nothing
Hero (I would use it as a nn for Hermione)
Pericles, Prince of Tyre
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Hippolyta (again, distinctive)
The Taming of the Shrew
Ariel (although it’s a genderless spirit in the play)
**Though for this play, I must mention how much I LOVE Prospero for a boy.
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Lucetta (my all time favorite Shakespearean girl name!)
The Winter’s Tale
Mopsa (I only like this because it’s fun and cute, not as an actual name)
So, that’s it for today. Tomorrow will be part two, the tragedies as today was the comedies. Note: I left out two plays; The Merry Wives of Windsor and The Two Noble Kinsmen, because they didn’t have any names that weren’t already mentioned.