In brief, the man and woman competed with each other to name
him most without naming him ever the same.
I was out of neutral names
, but as the child was dead and she had never seen it, I thought I might risk a name
for it and trust to luck.
was Aldonza Lorenzo, and upon her he thought fit to confer the title of Lady of his Thoughts; and after some search for a name
which should not be out of harmony with her own, and should suggest and indicate that of a princess and great lady, he decided upon calling her Dulcinea del Toboso -she being of El Toboso- a name
, to his mind, musical, uncommon, and significant, like all those he had already bestowed upon himself and the things belonging to him.
Pray," says Sir Leicester to Mercury, "what do you mean by announcing with this abruptness a young man of the name
I imagine a raft of some sort could always be contrived; and, even if it saved no one, it would float on and be picked up, perhaps conveying some hint of the vanished name
Comes old American stock, thirsting across the Great American Desert, mule-backing across the Isthmus, wind-jamming around the Horn, to write brief and forgotten names
where ten thousand generations of wild Indians are equally forgotten--names
like Halleck, Hastings, Swett, Tait, Denman, Tracy, Grimwood, Carlton, Temple.
Soon after we moved to West Virginia, my mother adopted into our family, notwithstanding our poverty, an orphan boy, to whom afterward we gave the name
of James B.
If she couldn't remember my name
, she'd call me "Miss
is Chaka, son of Senzangacona, and my people are called the Amazulu.
Yes; and if you wish to know his name
, I will tell it, -- he is named Villefort.
So long as I struck in the name
of the law and of justice my profession allowed me to sleep quietly, sheltered as I was by justice and law; but since that terrible night when I became an instrument of private vengeance and when with personal hatred I raised the sword over one of God's creatures -- since that day "
I now know for the first time, madam, that your name
is Macallan," I said.