Wednesday, April 2, 2014
A to Z Challenge - B
Most popular names of the 1920s - Betty for girls
Betty and Barbara in the 1930s
and in 2010 - Boys names with B - Benjamin, Brayden, and Brody
Girls in 2010 - Brianna, Brooklyn, and Bella
as for my B character names - Drat - Beatrix is taken thanks to Divergent
Thus I shall pick Blair - it's Scottish and means "from the field of battle". This young lady will have cropped red hair, piercing green eyes, and she carries a sword in her left hand. Fleet of foot, she helps her village regain their riverfront rights.
As for a boy - I pick Baldwin. From the German, it means "a brave friend", and I think my gal Blair could use a faithful follower. Baldwin is shy, but reliable and resourceful. He's able to extract secrets from other towns, just by blending into the background and listening.
(source - Complete Book of Baby Names edited by Lesley Bolton)