What's Your Victorian Era Name?

By: Jennifer Post
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About This Quiz

The Victorian era was a time in history in the United Kingdom during, rightfully so, Queen Victoria's reign. The period lasted from 1837 until 1901, when Queen Victoria died. That era saw the rise of the middle class, religious reform and something called "philosophical radicalism." There was a big sense of responsibility among all the different religious groups and middle-class members to end injustices like slavery and preventing crime and reforming police. These are big efforts to be taken on, but the Victorian people wanted a democracy and wanted to distance the United Kingdom from its old ways of no elections.

Another thing about this era? The names were simply amazing. Some were names like Dorcas, which sounds more like a water mammal than a person. And some were extremely elegant, like Arabella, who was just waiting for her high-society birthday party. The range of names is interesting, but what's also interesting is how many of these names you don't hear anymore. Would you name your daughter Novella? It seems like the perfect name for a book lover. Or maybe name your son Crockett? Sounds like quite the outdoors-man. But what's your Victorian era name? Take this quiz and find out!

How do you attack a challenge in life?

What kinds of activities do you excel at?

Do you think your given name fits your personality?

How much impact do you think a name has on someone's behavior?

What about the Victorian era do you like the most?

Do you have a favorite style of architecture?

What is your favorite type of music to listen to when you just want to relax?

How do you prefer to get around a town or a city?

Of all the technologies popularized in Britain during this era, which is your favorite?

Did you know that putting up a Christmas tree originated in the Victoria era?

How old were you when you had your first job?

What's your favorite way to heal yourself when you're sick?

Do you have any piercings?

What's your favorite kind of street food?

Is your life very schedule oriented or is there room for flexibility?

How often do you like to have people over to your home?

Can there ever be life on Mars?

If you couldn't drink water, what would you rather drink?

Did you like going to school?

Do you have any tattoos?

Are you an adventurous eater?

What color do you wear the most often?

Do you like to wear makeup or go bare-faced?

How often do you get to the gym?

When tragedy hits, how long does it take you to move on?

Is the paranormal world real, do you think?

What kinds of things do you collect?

When it comes to games, which ones do you like to play?

How do you take your coffee? Or tea, if you prefer that?

Which socioeconomic class would you place yourself in if you had to?

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