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  1. Which feminine name meaning 'blooming' or 'fertility', was the most popular girl's baby name in the UK at the start of the new millennium?
  2. What are the first names of Lady Chatterley and the gamekeeper Mellors in the book Lady Chatterley's Lover?




  3. Which boy's name jumped from 814th most popular male name in 1968 to 668th in 1969, following the release of the Beatles' song?
  4. What is the name of the patient in the game, Operation?
  5. In 2005, what did snooker player Jimmy white temporarily change his name to as part of a sponsorship deal with HP Sauce?
  6. What is the first name of the escaped convict, Magwitch, in the Charles Dicken's novel Great Expectations?
  7. Which first name is shared by the wife of George Washington and a famous American TV personality convicted of a stock trading offence in 2004?
  8. In the world of entertainment, how is Paul David Hewson better known?
  9. What first name is shared by American wrapper Drake and a fictional character from the sitcom Only Fools and Horses?
  10. How do we better know Edson Arantes do Nascimento?
  11. Which feminine name, intended to mean "all sweetness", was invented in the late 16th century by Sir Philip Sidney for a main character in his epic prose work, The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia?
  12. In the 18th century, Francois-Marie Arouet adopted which single name, for both literary and personal use?
  13. What is the name of the O'Hara's plantation in the film Gone with the Wind?




  14. What name did former athlete Bruce Jenner change his name to in 2015?
  15. Which iconic American film actress, born Lucille Fay LeSueur, had her name changed as a result of a magazine poll organised by her studio, MGM?
  16. Which word, originating from the surname of a Norwegian war-time leader, is used for a person who collaborates with an enemy?
  17. In his iron curtain speech, from where in the Baltic did Churchill say an iron curtain had descended to Trieste in the Adriatic?
  18. Which star system and the brightest star in the Earth's night sky is commonly known as the Dog Star?
  19. In 1938, what name did a 9-year-old boy named Milton Sirotta give to a 1 followed by 100 zeroes?
  20. In August 2015, the United States Department of the Interior announced the official name change of Mount McKinley to what native name?
  21. Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban have a daughter named after which day of the week?
  22. George is a boy's name of Greek origin, but what occupation is its literal meaning?
  23. What full name is slang for a common soldier in the British Army, particularly associated with World War I?
  24. Which girl's name was created by Jonathan Swift when it appeared in print for the first time in a 1726 poem about a relationship he had?
  25. Which city, founded in 1836, was named in honour of the queen consort to King William IV?




Answers

  1. Chloe
  2. Constance or Connie, and Oliver (Mellors)
  3. Jude
  4. Cavity Sam
  5. Jimmy Brown
  6. Abel
  7. Martha
  8. Bono
  9. Aubrey (Aubrey Drake, and Boycie's name is Herman Terrance Aubrey Boyce)
  10. Pele
  11. Pamela
  12. Voltaire
  13. Tara
  14. Caitlyn (to seal her identity as a trans woman)
  15. Joan Crawford
  16. Quisling (from Vidkun Quisling)
  17. Stettin (in the Baltic)
  18. Sirius
  19. Googol
  20. Denali
  21. Sunday (Sunday Rose)
  22. Farmer
  23. Tommy Atkins
  24. Vanessa (the poem was about his past relationship with Esther Vanhomrigh, and the name was created by taking "Van" from Vanhomrigh and adding "Essa", a pet form of Esther.)
  25. Adelaide (the state capital city of South Australia)







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