Hi Jennifer,

One of my all time favorite books has a character by the name of Dymory. I had never heard that name before and I am curious as to it’s origin. The book is Enemy Brothers by author Constance Savery and is set in 1940s England, which was also the era and place in which it was written. I’m assuming the name is English, but I’d love to find out for sure!


Hi Hadley,

Dymory is indeed a very unique name. And a very lovely one! As far as I can tell, it was an obscure English surname. That’s all I can find on it. It’s possible it was a respelling of the more popular surname, Dimory, or a variation of something like DeMoray.

Sorry I can’t be of more help!

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