Monday, December 23, 2013

Literary Baby Names: Spenser's "The Faerie Queene"

Here are a few underused names that might be to your liking, although I suggest you do your research as some of these characters are not very nice. The Faerie Queene was written in 1596 by Sir Edmund Spenser and is one of the longest poems in the English language. The allegorical work is all about love, virtues, politics, religion and Queen Elizabeth I.

Female:

Claribel
Belphoebe
Amoret(ta)
Una
Alma
Acrasia
Gloriana
Duessa (Fidessa)
Britomart
Ate
Glauce
Cambina
Canacee
Florimell
Malecasta
Pastorella
Hellenore
Mirabella
Tanaquill
Speranza
Caelia
Fidelia
Charissa
Elissa
Perissa

Male:

Archimago
Artegal
Redcross (Knight)
Blandamour
Talus
Phaon
Paridell
Radigund
Colin
Merlin
Busirane
Scudamor
Arthur
Malbecco
Timias
Braggadocchio
Guyon
Calepine
Calidor
Cambell
Marinell
Triamond
Trompart

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