Confession: I love James Bond. Not the character, exactly – more the universe. Back in undergrad, I dissed the superspy to a (male) classmate, who insisted I’d never really seen the movies. He was right.

One Bond marathon later, I was hooked.

So when I researched the Baby Name of the Day post for Vesper, I was impressed that Ian Fleming based Vesper Lynd on real-life spy Krystyna Skarbek. I’ve been collecting names of female spies ever since, and you can see my collection in a guest post at Nameberry today.

The list could be longer, but for simplicity’s sake, it’s limited to the women of World War II – and I’m sure I’ve missed more than a few.

Thanks to Linda and Pam, as always. Please stop by and check it out!

About Abby Sandel

Whether you're naming a baby, or just all about names, you've come to the right place! Appellation Mountain is a haven for lovers of obscure gems and enduring classics alike.

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