Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, is expecting her third child. Again she is suffering from Hyperemesis gravidarum, a very severe form of morning sickness which also affected–and killed–Charlotte Bronte, due to ensuing dehydration.
The third royal child is rumored to be a girl and one name supposedly chosen for her is “Alice”. (Alice in Wonderland, a character in Jane Eyre Gets Real, was delighted to hear that Kate Middleton did her university thesis on Lewis Carroll’s classic work.) Since Alice is only a possibility for the little princess’s name, other characters in Jane Eyre Gets Real share their choices below, reflecting what was popular in their eras:
Mr. Darcy: Araminta
Sherlock Holmes: Arabella
Madame Bovary: Amandine
David Copperfield: Agnes
Heidi: Adelheid (fittingly, as it means “noble”–and is Heidi’s own given name)
Dorian Gray: Athena
Jane Eyre: Agatha (from the Greek word meaning “good”)
What is your own favorite “royal” baby name starting with the letter A? You may choose Annabelle, if you like!