I was in a good deal of trouble, but I believed I could worry through if she wouldn't ask me to name any more children.
"I have always been sorry you were away at the time--I would have had you name my child."
My Lady, with a careless toss of her screen, turns herself towards the fire again, sitting almost with her back to the young man of the name of Guppy.
Being in the law, I have learnt the habit of not committing myself in writing, and therefore I did not mention to your ladyship the name of the firm with which I am connected and in which my standing--and I may add income--is tolerably good.
'No use to THEM,' said Alice; 'but it's useful to the people who name
them, I suppose.
'I understood it was another name
,' said Mr Boffin, pausing, 'but you know best.
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.
I told him the name
of my tribe, the Langeni tribe.
"I cannot tell you my name
, since I do not know it; but I know my father's, and can tell it to you."
"Then you must know what her name
was as a young girl."
All I know, unless you enlighten me, is that your son has married me under a name
that is not his own.
Now, when I saw that mysterious petticoat, and realised that its wearer would probably be pretty and young and generally charming, and that probably her name
was somewhere on the waistband, the spirit of whim rejoiced within me.