June 29th, 2008

England in 1957, a rundown, including: Cricket, slang, feelings toward Americans and the Cold War/WW

For a Shousetsu*BangBang story set in London during the summer of 1957 (from June to August), involving Patrick, an army brat who's father is stationed in Berlin who is visiting his mother's family--cousins and such--in London; and Ashleigh, the brother of a friend of Patrick's cousin. Six questions, all related to the story, with a few sub-questions.

Cut because there are lots of questions, and they're kinda longCollapse )

Baby Born 2 Months Early in Mid-80's

I'm working on a story in which the character was born 2 months early in early April 1986 at a hospital in the US. I was wondering how worried the doctors would be about her surviving and what sort of visiting restrictions they had for babies born that early back then. I had originally wanted to have it where her aunt and cousin (who at that time was almost 2 years old) went to visit her but I'm not sure if that would have been allowed. Does anyone know?

Thanks in advance!

Male names meaning "death"

Setting: Modern-day London
Searching for: A modern-ish male name that means "death"

Before you ask, "why on Earth is she looking for names meaning "death"? I hope she's not naming a child or anything, good God", the reason I'm looking for names with this particular meaning is that I have a modern male personification of Death whom I'd like to have a name with the same meaning as what he essentially is; an unsubtle hint, yes, but that's what I'm going for. I've searched google using the search terms "names meaning death", "names with the meaning of death", "first name meaning death". I've also searched for general name meanings sites and then the sites themselves for names meaning death, but only found old Greek names such as "Thanatos" which I'd prefer not to have to use as I'd like to have the name match the time - to an extent. I feel that I may have to resort to surnames meaning "death", but I thought I'd ask this community first just in case. Any help would be much appreciated!

ETA: Thank you so much for all the suggestions, they are seriously appreciated. I didn't expect so many responses at all, since it was sort of a strange question, but I think I've got an idea of what I want to do now, so thanks to everyone who commented.
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