Terry Dresbach

Outlander Costume Designer

Reply To: 1771 America (possibly SPOILERS)

#4776
rachely
Participant

Ha! I got in as a Farm Site volunteer. Now I need to come up with my character. Starting with a name… There are a list of suggested names. You all clearly need to help, since my first thought was Priscilla because my 80s upbringing in Massachusetts means I always DREAMED of a Priscilla of Boston wedding dress. With puffed sleeves. Then after the wedding I would live a life of Boston Brahmin leisure, living on Beacon Hill and summering on the Vineyard.

Suggestions for first names:

Alice
Anna/Anne
Barbara
Charlotte
Dorothy/Dorothea/Dolley
Elizabeth/Bet/Betty
Evelyn
Frances
Hannah
Henrietta
Jane
Jenny
Joan
Judith
Katherine/Kate/Kitty
Lucy
Margaret/Peggy
Martha
Maria
Mary/Molly/Polly
Nancy
Priscilla
Rebecca
Rose
Sally
Sarah
Susan/Suky
Susannah
Ursula

to go with: Surnames in 1771 in Fairfax County, VA

Adams
Ashford
Ballinger
Barrett
Boggess
Brown
Cotton
Donaldson
Douglas
Frizzel
Grimes
Hall
Jackson
Jenkins
Kitchen
Littlejohn
Moxley
Owens
Pratt
Prim
Ransom
Shortridge
Stone
Talbot
Thomas
Thrift
Trammell
Williams
Wren