"Which Austen heroine has the best first-name"
Once again we have 8 heroes and 8 names, all of which are the female *halves* of the heroes which were represented in the last poll. Just a reminder this poll is supposed to be based upon the name (not which heroine is your favourite) and as before I have also given the origin and some of the meanings. You do not have to vote on which meaning is your favourite, I personally just find that if I am stuck between two names the meaning may help me to pick between them. Have fun :)
*in alphabetical order (not preference)
Origin: Hebrew, French, English
Meaning: "He (God) has favored me", "gracious", "grace"
Meaning: "sun ray, shinning light", "light"
Meaning: "God's promise", "God is my oath", "consecrated to God"
Meaning: "entire", "universal", "whole"
Meaning: "from France", "free"
*A diminutive or pet name of Frances (which was Fanny's mother's full name. I am not entirely sure but personally I think it is highly likely Frances was also Fanny's full name)
Meaning: "God is gracious"
Meaning: A combination of MARIE (meaning "star of the sea") and ANNE (meaning "grace")
Didn't Jane choose some beautiful names with equally lovely meanings for her heroines! They all also seem to suit the characters so very well.
PS. Sorry for the delay in posting this up- I've been having a little trouble with the poll gadget. Hopefully it is working now- even if the question/title does appear twice.