[ilds] Note re: the name “Aubrey”

Kennedy Gammage gammage.kennedy at gmail.com
Sat May 30 17:21:54 PDT 2015


This has zero applicability to Jack Aubrey, the hero of Patrick O’Brian’s
sea stories – but it may apply to Aubrey Blanford:

>From Don Gifford’s Ulysses Annotated, p. 17:

“1.167 (7:24). Aubrey – A name regarded as effeminate and frequently used
to express the sort of scorn the context applies.”

Of course, these particular notes are circa 1904 Ireland – and Blanford’s
earliest incarnation in the AQ2 is 1930s England…

…But would it be fair to say that Durrell may have had this in mind?

Cheers - Ken
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