Thursday, 16 December 2010

Thursday's Name Game

This is a "not yet" meme by The Garden of Books. You basically pick a name from a character in a novel and add some facts!

So, I chose:
Name: Dorothea
Gender: Female
Character from: 'Middlemarch' by George Elliot

Dorothea comes from the Greek and means 'gift of God' and is a is a variant of Doroty.

Personal experience:
I knew one girl who was named Dorothea, but I haven't seen her in ages.

Place names:
Dorotheenstadt (state of Berlin) – named after Duchess Sophia Dorothea of Holstein

Famous real-life people named Dorothea:
  • Dorothea Lange, an American documentary photographer
  • Dorothea Lynde Dix, an American activist for the indigent insane

Dorothea in song, film, etc. :
  • Dorothea's Revenge (1974)
  • Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz
  • Dorothea, an album by Laïs in 2000

1 comment:

  1. Looks great! I think it's really interesting to learn about names and see if the name's meanings fit the character at all.