She had always wanted to be a boy and would never answer if she was called Georgina. So everyone called her George.

(Enid Blyton, Five Run Away Together, 1944)


“His name is George… How peculiar.”/ “I don’t see anything peculiar about it.”

(Malcolm Saville, Lone Pine Five, 1949)


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)