Initial Quiz – guessing closed

There are a number of authors who use initials as first names.  Do you know if they are male or female?  Do you know what the initials stand for? Take your best shot at these authors.

Please play along with us.  For everyone who plays an extra $ goes to the winner and the everyone is entered for a special prize.  Just leave a comment with your guesses before noon on Saturday and don’t google the answers.

Rules & Leaderboard here. Last week’s Jack Nicholson was in that? Quiz here.

First tell me if they are Male (M) or Female (F) (2.25 pts.) and then what the initials stand for (4 pts.)

I’ll give an extra 10 points for my favorite incorrect name, so have fun guessing 🙂

1. PD James Female Phyllis Dorothy

2. JRR Tolkien  Male John Ronald Reuel

3. SE Hinton  Female Susan Eloise

4. PG Wodehouse  Male Pelham Grenville

5. EB White  Male Elwyn Brooks

6. E Nesbit  Female Edith

7. EM Forster  Male Edward Morgan

8. JK Rowling  Female  Joanne

9. PJ O’Rourke  Male Patrick Jane

10. AS Byatt  Female  Antonia Susan

11. LM Montgomery  Female Lucy Maud

12. DH Lawrence  Male  David Herbert

13. CJ Cherryh  Female Carolyn Janice Cherry

14. AA Milne  Male  Alan Alexander

15. HG Wells  Male Herbert George

16. JA Jance  Female  Judith Ann

27 thoughts on “Initial Quiz – guessing closed

  1. BermudaOnion says:

    1. female – Patricia something?
    2. male
    3. female – Susan
    4. male?
    5. male
    6. male?
    7. female?
    8. female – Joanne
    9. male – Patrick
    10. female
    11. female – Lucy Maude
    12. male –
    13 female?
    14. male
    15. male
    16. female – Judith Ann

  2. Kay says:

    Hmmm, this one is tough. Here’s my guesses:

    1. F (does it help that I know she is a Dame? LOL)
    2. M – is it James Ronald Reuel? Something like that.
    3. F, I think.
    4. M – total guess
    5. M
    6. F – another guess
    7. M
    8. oh, F – Joanne Kathryn (guess on the middle name)
    9. M – Patrick?
    10. F – I want to say her first name is something like Augusta or Aurelia or similar – maybe not
    11. F – Lucy Maud
    12. M
    13. M
    14. M
    15. M – Herbert George (I think…)
    16. F – Judith Ann (love a couple of her series)

  3. softdrink says:

    1. PD James – male – Pretty Darn (Quick)
    2. JRR Tolkien – male – Just Read Rings
    3. SE Hinton – female – Susan Elizabeth
    4. PG Wodehouse – male – Percival Godfrey
    5. EB White – male – Ernest Barney
    6. E Nesbit – female – Elizabeth
    7. EM Forster – male – Edward Merlin
    8. JK Rowling – female – Jane Katherine
    9. PJ O’Rourke
    10. AS Byatt – female – Astonishingly Sprawling
    11. LM Montgomery – female – Lucy Maud! (this is the only one actually know)
    12. DH Lawrence – male – Dilbert Horace
    13. CJ Cherryh – female – Calamity Jane
    14. AA Milne – male – All Animals
    15. HG Wells – male – Hubert Godfrey
    16. JA Jance – female – Jane Ann

  4. Nise' says:

    I am way too curious and I have to check out what the initials mean if I read their books!

    1. Female – Phyllis Dorothy
    2. Male – John Ronald Rauel
    3. Femaile – Susan Eloise
    4. Male – ? Perceival Grasshorn
    5. Male – Elwyn Brooks
    6. Female – Edith
    7. Male – Edward Morgan
    8. Female – Joanne Kathleen
    9. Male – ?Preston Jameson
    10. Female – Antonia Susanne
    11, Female – Lucy Maud
    12. Male – David Herbert
    13. ? Female – ?Calliope Jasmine
    14. Male – Alan Alexander
    15. Male – Herbert George
    16. Female – Judith Ann

    Awesome quiz Stacy!!

  5. Carol M says:

    1. PD James – Phyllis Dorothy

    2. JRR Tolkien – Jerry Robert Richard

    3. SE Hinton – Samuel Ethan

    4. PG Wodehouse – Plum Good

    5. EB White – Eddie Boy

    6. E Nesbit – Edwin

    7. EM Forster – Edward Morgan

    8. JK Rowling – Joanne Kathleen

    9. PJ O’Rourke – Paul Jones

    10. AS Byatt – Ann Samantha

    11. LM Montgomery – Lucy Maud

    12. DH Lawrence – David Howard

    13. CJ Cherryh – Carol Joyce

    14. AA Milne -Alan Alexander

    15. HG Wells – Herbert George

    16. JA Jance – Judith Ann

    A few guesses! lol

  6. Jo-Jo says:

    The only one that I know is 8. JK Rowling is a woman and I believe the name is the same as mine…Joanne Kathleen, but I’m not sure if it is spelled exactly the same. For some reason I think this is actually her Grandma’s name and not her own.

  7. Stephanie D. says:

    1. PD James – male
    2. JRR Tolkien – male
    3. SE Hinton – male
    4. PG Wodehouse – male
    5. EB White – male
    6. E Nesbit – female Evelyn
    7. EM Forster – male
    8. JK Rowling – female Joanne…
    9. PJ O’Rourke – male
    10. AS Byatt – male
    11. LM Montgomery – female
    12. DH Lawrence – male
    13. CJ Cherryh – female
    14. AA Milne – male
    15. HG Wells – male
    16. JA Jance – female

  8. Vasilly says:

    James – woman, Tolkien – man, Hinton- woman, Wodehouse – man, White – man, Nesbit – woman, Forster – man, Rowling – woman, O’Rourke – woman, Byatt – woman, Montgomery – woman, Lawrence – man, Cherryh – woman, Milne – man, Wells – man, Jance – woman

  9. Jennifer Rayment says:

    1 Phyllis Dorothy – Female
    2 John Ronald Reuel (Thanks Fantasy Literature Course) Male
    3 Susan Eloise (Strangely I just learned that last month) Female
    4 Got me, no idea Paul George maybe – Male
    5 Elwyn Brooks – Male
    6 No Idea – how about Ernest – Male
    7 Edward Morgan – Male
    8 Joanne – She added the K in honor of her mom or grandma can;t remember Katherine – Female
    9 Patrick Jake – Male
    10 nope how about Anthony Stewart – Female
    11 Lucy Maud Montgomery (No self respecting Cdn doesn’t know this — you get kicked out of Canada if you don’t LOL!) – Female
    12 David Herbert – Male
    13 nope again – how about Christopher John – Male
    14 Alan Alexander – Male
    15 Herbert George – Male
    16 Nope – how about Jennifer Anne – Female

    Favorite Incorrect Name – gosh no idea – How about Lucy May Montgomery (really have no idea)

  10. stacilifeinthethumb says:

    1. PD James- woman

    2. JRR Tolkien-man

    3. SE Hinton- woman

    4. PG Wodehouse- woman

    5. EB White- man

    6. E Nesbit- woman

    7. EM Forster- woman

    8. JK Rowling- woman Jo

    9. PJ O’Rourke

    10. AS Byatt-woman

    11. LM Montgomery-woman

    12. DH Lawrence-man

    13. CJ Cherryh

    14. AA Milne- man

    15. HG Wells- man Homer

    16. JA Jance-woman

  11. Tami says:

    Love the quiz! I am going to fail miserably, but here are my guesses:
    1. female – Patricia Diane
    2. male – John Robert Ross
    3. female – Shirley Elaine
    4. male – Pendergast Gordon
    5. male – Elwyn Brooks
    6. male – Edwin
    7. male – Ernest Maurice
    8. female – Janice Karen
    9. male – Patrick John
    10. male – Andrew Simon
    11. female – Lucy Maude
    12. male – Donald Horatio
    13. female – Connie Jo
    14. male – Astor Albright
    15. male – Hector Glenard
    16. female – Jo Anne

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