Margot, Maisie, and Greta: The Many Faces of Margaret

The Many Faces of Margaret

Margaret has been worn by princesses and politicians, actresses and authors. Thanks to the story of Saint Margaret of Antioch, it’s been a powerfully popular name for centuries. Classic names like Margaret tend to splinter, with new forms emerging over time and language. Some of the resulting names can be obscure, barely linked to the original, like some […]


Sunday Summary: 7/10/11

Between writing about Scarlett the other day and finally reading The Help, I’ve had Southern names on the brain. Kathryn Stockett’s characters answer to names like Raleigh, Constantine, Eugenia and Mae Mobley – the “Southern double name” idea referenced by Nicole Kidman when explaining that her youngest daughter is called Faith Margaret, not just Faith. […]