Baby William, Baby William and, er, Baby William….

 

What’s a long-suffering author to do when her book presents her with three babies from three families, actual people, all called William? Oh joy….

How I wish medieval folk had been more free-spirited and went for unusual names. But no, they called their boys William, Edward, John, Thomas or Henry. It’s very tiresome indeed, especially for a writer who’s trying her damnedest to keep all her characters clear and separate in her reader’s mind!

2 comments

  1. Another fun thing to deal with is when a family uses the same name for the first born son over multiple generations. How many Humphrey de Bohuns in a row were Earls of Hereford? There were also a number of Gilbert de Clares Earl of Gloucester and Hugh Courtney Earl of Devon to deal with.

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