It may not be the prettiest name in the world, but it makes for one hell of a page turner! This name, of Germanic roots, means “strength”.
Please don’t confuse it with gazuntite. That’s a different type of thing entirely. Yes.
Meanwhile, there’s a Gertrude in Hamlet (although not Macbeth). That says it all. Consequently, we’re here to spread more of them throughout canonical literature. It’s a time to rejoice!
The Great Gertrude
Classic from F. Scott Fitzgerald. The novella opines over how great this individual is. Very, apparently.
Feminist classic from a woman writer (tsk)! If ONLY Charlotte Brontë had bothered choosing a more likeable name.
Gertrude and Punishment
Almighty epic from a certain Russian author of much heft. This one is about how having such a forename is a type of punishment. Ho hum.
One Hundred Years of Gertrude
Story about, yes, 100 years of a woman called that. How does the 500 page epic pan out? She gets married and has a bunch of kids. Guess what she names them!
War and Gertrude
Another mighty epic here with a mixture of explosions and mayhem, alongside that forename that looks a bit awkward.
A Tale of Two Gertrudes
This time there’s two of them. Not one. Two.
Gertrude’s Adventures in Wonderland
Pretty much the same story, just a slight name change there. Makes a big difference, eh?
George Orwell’s riveting account of the state gone wrong. Bit of a weird title, though. No one knows what he was thinking there.
The Gertrude in the Willows
Brilliant book for kids with a quirky old title there! Kids with that name sure were delighted. Everyone else was left thinking, “It’s a shame it isn’t called The Wind in the Willows…”
The Grapes of Gertrude
John Steinback classic about grapes and that pesky forename. Ho hum.
There are many expectations in this world. But now of them quite so expectant as Gertrude.
Johnathan Swift’s epic account of a human female with a forename travelling about the place. Surely, this tome proves how the forename in question became so populace.
The Life and Opinions of Gertrude, Not a Gentleman
No, she was a woman! So, not a gentleman at all. What a tragedy…
Gentlemen Prefer Gertrudes
I wouldn’t bet on that, book title. It’s all subjective.
Breakfast at Gertrude’s