Posted by Magnus Smith on June 07, 2012 at 03:11:26 user Magnus.
In Reply to: Re: Nancy/Ruth posted by Duncan on June 01, 2012 at 01:08:52:
I cannot imagine AR would deliberately use 'naughty' names for characters. He didn't even show the toilets when he drew the cut-away view of a boat!
Some (over zealous) people claim Enid Blyton was subconsciously revealing her inner state when she included characters Dick and Fanny into nearly all her books, but that is hogwash in my opinion.
Dick was a very common name back then, short for Richard and nothing funny about it at all. Peggy seems to be a nickname associated with about 20 different girl's names, if you read any book of baby names and their explanations.
Here's a link to the story which Mavis Altounyan got her name from. It is not a very nice story, however. Titty Mouse dies in the first few paragraphs!
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