What Name Would You Have Had If You Were Born in the Victorian Age?

By: Jennifer Post
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
What Name Would You Have Had If You Were Born in the Victorian Age?
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About This Quiz

Queen Victoria's reign was one of significant growth for Great Britain. Everything from religion to political issues to industry grew en masse during that time. Victoria's time on the throne came to be known as the Victorian Era due to all that happened. As eras go, there were trends during that time, and one of those trends was what people were naming their children. Some of the names have made a comeback, but some remained in that age. 

The names that were gifted to the world were nothing short of fascinating. You had names like Alma, which had nothing to do with where people went to school, and Tesla, which isn't the Elon Musk-owned car brand of today. Some of these names had a religious origin, and some were family names from a time even longer in the past, but either way, these names meant something to people. They are effortlessly classic and elegant, and you'll be ahead of the game if you decide to name your child after one of them. But what if you lived in the Victorian Era? What would your name have been? We know! Take this quiz, and we'll tell you!

Which Victorian Era job do you think would have fit you the best?
Writer
Teacher
Soldier
Farmer

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If you were to have a royal title, which one would it be?
Lady
Princess
Duke
King

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Do you think you would have invented anything during that time?
Probably not
Maybe something, but I don't know what
The telephone
The telegraph

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If you were to have a child, would you name them after yourself?
Maybe a version of my name
I doubt it.
If it made sense
I've always wanted to do that.

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In the Victorian Era, people had many kids. How many can you see yourself having?
Two
Three or more
All I need is one.
As many as I can

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Do you like the look of Gothic architecture?
I like a more classic look.
I could get down with that.
I love it!
With a twist

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Which author could you read over and over again?
Charles Dickens
Sylvia Plath
Oscar Wilde
Emily Bronte

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When it's time to choose a partner, what do you look for the most?
Good family
Good genes
Noble past
Family money

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What would you be in charge of when planning a party?
The food
The invitations
The guest list
The security

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If women still had to wear corsets, how would you feel about it?
I could not handle that.
I'd be willing to try it.
If it was the norm I'd be used to it.
No, thank you.

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Would you be OK sleeping in a separate bed than your husband/wife?
Some nights, absolutely
No way!
I could use the break.
I definitely wouldn't sleep as well.

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Can you pick a hairstyle that you would want to wear every day?
Down and curly
Up in a bun
Short and tight
Anything that's low maintenance

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Are you gentle, or can you get a little aggressive?
I try to be more on the gentle side.
Very gentle
I can get worked up, sure.
A little bit of both

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What's your biggest goal in life?
To be the best wife I can be
To help people and spread kindness
To be in charge
To be sought after

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Do you plan to marry for love?
Of course!
That is ideal but not always realistic.
Unless I'm told to do otherwise
I don't plan to marry at all.

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Would you consider yourself high maintenance?
Not necessarily
I definitely can be.
I've been known to be.
Only sometimes

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Do you do your best to spread positive energy to the world?
I make a conscious effort to do that.
As much as I can
It wouldn't change anything.
No,​ but I don't spread negativity either.

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Are you one of the funniest people you know?
I sure am!
I don't tell a lot of jokes.
I crack people up all the time.
I leave that to others.

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How well do you work when there's a lot of pressure put on you?
Not well at all
Depends on the task
I work best under pressure.
I don't respond to pressure.

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Are birthdays important to you?
Other people's are
I love birthdays.
I don't really care.
I do like to be the center of attention.

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If you finally got the chance to take a long-awaited vacation, where would you go?
Out to the country
A beach somewhere
Paris
I'd stay home and have a staycation.​

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You have endless money. What do you spend it on?
Clothes
Things for my children
Work clothes
Food

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Can you handle a lot of rules being placed on you?
Depends on the rules
I don't mind.
I definitely could handle that.
If they were reasonable

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At which activities do you excel?
Looking after people
Cooking and cleaning
Educating people
Mostly athletic activities

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Do you like your current name?
It's alright.
I love it!
It could be stronger.
I don't have any feelings about it.

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Does someone's name have any impact on them at all?
I think it can.
Not unless they want it to
Not at all
Names are just identifiers.

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What is the best medicine?
The truth
Actual medicine
Food is healing
Nature

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Would you seek out the help of someone more experienced than you if you needed it?
Only if I was desperate
Of course, I would.
Never!
Maybe if I knew the person really well

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What kind of experience was school for you?
Horrible
It was nice.
I ruled the school.
School was the best.

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Would you consider yourself adventurous?
Not really
With certain things
I live for adventure.
I'd like to be more adventurous.

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