|Eustace - dreadful name! One thinks at once of a parson's dog-collar.|
|I wonder if the name just generally has priggish connotations. Interestingly, even in a book I'm reading (by Elizabeth Goudge, 1948. Thank you, Patmac) in which the story of St. Eustace figures very positively, one of the characters says: |
|Poor old Susan. I always felt sorry for Susan.|
|"The boy's called Eustace--"
"The boy's USELESS? What'd you bring him here for, then?"
|I know that the names of Peter, Susan, and Edmund Pevensie and of Polly and Digory were all names of children killed in a specific bombing raid during WWII. I always liked that fact that Lewis honored them (although perhaps not so much honored Susan) by putting them in books.
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