Belgravia

August 2, 2014 § Leave a comment

ORIGIN:
“Belgravia” is an area of London, named for the Viscount Belgrave. “Belgrave” is Norman, meaning “beautiful grove of trees”.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Not sure. Naming someone “Belgravia” is rather like naming them “Brooklyn”. You’ve chosen to name a person after a neighborhood, so perhaps you’re sort of making things up as you go along, anyway.

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Lady Belgravia Green Parker is the woman who marries John Pimlico, drawing comment on the tendency of old ladies to cry at weddings, in Vanity Fair, by William Makepeace Thackeray (published in 1847-48, but set in the 1810s-20s).

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