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:. DRAMATIC '..*.- • . SOCIETY • • • .VOLUME .114. —NO. 78. 7 HE survival of the fittest has another illustration in the revival of old fashioned names, a style which bids fair io continue for many years to come. . • . . "•' 'Time was — and that not very long ago — when old fashioned names, as rid fashioned furniture, crockery and hand embroideries, were declared out of dale. The progress of the ages that replaced the slower work of hand by the speed of machines cast a blight on everything that betokened age. • Spinning wheels were stowed away in attics, grandmothers' gowns were tucked into cedar chests, old porcelain of plain design was replaced by more gaudy utensils and machine made'and. embroidered dresses and lingerie lined the closets where formerly only, handwork was hung. •!. So with given names. Mary. Elizabeth, Jane, Sarah, Hannah and Anne, one -and all, were declared old jashioncd and Were relegated to past ages to be succeeded by Gladys, Helen, Ddphine. Cwendolyn, Ceraldine and Ullian and a host of other more showy appellations. Two generations of these srA Woman exercised her time honored privilege aud changed her mind. She woke suddenly to the value of history, hustled from their hiding places the ancient robes and furnishings that were her insignia of culture, discarded the work of the modern machine for the finer output of her own fair hands, and, as a finishing touch, christened her children after their great-grandparents. THE San Francisco CALL SAN FRANCISCO, SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, 1913. SOCIETY Old fashioned names revived with fervor and (hose once despised art now termed quaint and pretty and "quite the style, my dear." Elizabeth Anne is the charmingly old fashioned name of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Whitney's little daughter. Elizabeth is also the tide borne by the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Rammage, and by little Elizabeth Raymond, the niece of Mrs. Ceorge Ashton, who has been making her home with her aunt the last two years. Another form of the name that has attained a certain degree of popularity is Betsy, of which two possessors are little Betsy Dosch, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arno Dosch, and the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Baker, whose christening was an event of last month. Decidedly Puritan is Dorcas, the name of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jack son's little girl, who was called after her aunt. Miss Edith Dorcas Buckingham. The Oscar Sutros have named two of their daughters Barbara and Mary Ann, and Mrs. Dennis O'Sullivan, a sister in law of Mrs. Suiro, styled two of her children in true Hibernian fashion, Bridget and Terr once. The youngest child, a boy, was named after her family, Curtis. Mr. and Mrs. Bryant GrimwoocTs children also bear old fashioned titles, Frances, the elder girl, being named after her mother, who was Fanny Allen, while the little one is called Lucy. Henrietta, the name of Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Sievanson's little girl, has been converted for familiar usage to Heiiie, a title quite as pretty and hard 1 }? zsore novtL Jane is another ancient name revived' and fast attaining popularity. Little Jane Carrigan, the daughter of Mr. ana Mrs. Andrew Carrigan, bears her title proudly, as does Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Cooper's little girl. The St. Ceorge Holden baby was christened Dorothea instead of Doro thy, which has ever been popular, and Josephine, another name that has done duty through the ages, is borne with honor by little Josephine Drown, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Drown, and Josephine Grant, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Grants little girl. Olivia, as quaint a tide as has ever been given, is the name of Mr. and Mrs. Horace Davis Pillsbury's little daughter, and forms the second name for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fritz yon Schroder, who was christened after her mother (Margaret Everett), Margaret Olivia. The biblical name Sarah, much in vogue a century ago, is being revived, and one of the sweetest little bearers of the name who will make her bow to society some 15 years hence is little Sally Jenkins, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Jenkins. Mr. and Mrs. Vincent de Laveaga and Mr. and Mrs. Edward de Lave aga have adhered to the Spanish in naming their children, the former having called their little ones Jose and Juanita, while the latter have named their children Mighcl, Lucia and Eduardo. EDITORIAL DRAMATIC SOCIETY by The Outsider I The waning summer Is causing no waning of merriment in the fashion able world. There has been a decided | Increase, the last few weeks. In the t patronage of the various resorts and 1 for the stay at homes dances, moon ; light picnics and launching parties have been in vogue. San Rafael was one of the gayest little pfaces on the map last week, what with a strawberry festival, an evening picnic and the innumerable in formal teas and dances for which the Marin country homes are famous. San Mateo and Burlingame have also been doing their share of entertainment.", ar.d aa for Santa Barbara. Coronado and Del Monte their calendar of good times seems only to have just begun. "Wednesday evening* some of the mem bers of the Marin Golf and Country club enjoyed a moonlight launching party, followed by a dance, which was held in the club ballroom. Alexander Lllley, who is the club president, ar ranged the affair with the assistant of Mrs: Lilley and Mrs. Truxton Bonis. PAGES 19 TO 26.