ON NAMES, CONTINUED.

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In our earlier discussion of naming characters, we neglected the important matter of initials. That much can be done in this area is demonstrated by the popular American novelist Emma Dorothy Eliza Neville Southworth, who gave her fictional characters lovely Gothic names like “Wolfgang Wallraven” and “Regina Fairfield,” but whose parents had obviously mastered the art of suggestive initials.