Thursday, August 30, 2012

Thursday's Name Game: Virginia from Willow Pond

When I first started blogging I did this feature called Thursday's Name Game and as I was going through my posts I realized that I had a lot of fun putting the posts together so I thought I'd try it out again.

Essentially I just take whatever book I'm reading, pick a character and research a little about their name. So here it goes...

Name: Virginia
Gender: Female
Character From: Willow Pond

Origin of Virginia:

It is Latin for the word "maiden"

Places named Virginia:

Virgina, State in US
West Virginia, State in US
Calle Virginia, Puerto Rica
Virginia, Ecuador
Rue Virginia, France
Characters named Virginia?

  • Virginia Woolf, a character in the novel The Hours by Michael Cunningham

Have you heard of these gals?

  • Virginia Patterson "Patsy" Cline, a singer
  • Virginia Dare, the "first" baby born in America of English Settlers
  • Virginia "Ginger" Rogers, a singer and dancer, best known for her role in Kitty Foyle which she won an Academy Award for.
  • Virginia Woolf, an author

Do you know of anyone named Virginia or any famous Virginia's I am missing?

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  1. Replies
    1. Ginny's full name is Ginevra I believe, but great guess. I never thought of looking up Ginnys to see if they derive from Virginia.

  2. I don't know anyone with that name, except Virginia Woolf. :)

  3. This is definitely an old fashioned name in my mind but I like it.

  4. I don't know anyone with that name. I think it would be cute if it wasn't the name of a state.

  5. My mother (who goes by Ginny) and my grandmother are both Virginias:)


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