“I have no objection to your addressing me as Oliver, but ‘Merely Oliver’ I’m damned if I’ll tolerate!”

(Georgette Heyer, Lady of Quality, 1972)


There was also a Sir George Onesiphorus Paul (1746-1820) a friend of Sir Walter Scott. He had been named simply Onesiphorus and added the George himself, in self defence.

(Victoria Glendinning, Trollope, 1992)