Nancy (Oliver Twist) Nancy is a major character in Charles Dickens’ beloved novel, Oliver Twist, first published in book form in 1838. A young girl of the streets, she has been working for the master thief, Fagin, for twelve years, and is the lover of his brutal comrade in crime, Bill Sikes. Nancy, however, is a complex character, at once inured to her fate, yet sympathetic toward young Oliver and extremely protective of him. She regrets her role in Oliver’s kidnapping, and tries to make it up by informing Oliver’s benefactors of the wrongs perpetrated upon him. At the same time, she is conflicted over the possibility of betraying her lover while helping Oliver. Cruel fate may have led her to the life of the “fallen” woman, but Nancy exemplifies the most Christian-like of all endeavors when she sacrifices her own life for Oliver’s safety, and dies at the very hands of the man she loves. Hardly the usual role model for Victorian girls, she is nonetheless the type of woman to have in one’s corner – a self-reliant, spunky champion of underdogs who happened to be born in a very unaccommodating century.
Nancy Drew (The Nancy Drew Detective Series) Nancy Drew is the confident young amateur sleuth much loved by girls since the fictional series began in 1930 (and which has been highly successful in its transition to movies, television and games). The character was conceived by the publisher, Edward Stratemeyer, and the books were ghost-written under a collective pseudonym, Carolyn Keene. She has undergone many evolutions in those eighty-plus years, but at her core, Nancy Drew is perceived to be a plucky, intelligent and independent young girl with a knack for mystery-solving. Her back story is too good to be true – she is the (conveniently) motherless, indulged only child of a wealthy attorney father, who is looked after and cosseted by the family housekeeper, Hannah. Nancy is pretty, has admiring friends, drives a roadster and has a boyfriend. She does everything excellently – and everything includes, but is not limited to: tennis, golf, riding, bridge, swimming, shooting and gourmet cooking, not to mention, of course, solving mysteries that leave her elders baffled. And she’s generally about sixteen years old – what else could life offer her!? Also, apparently the Great Depression also gave a pass to the charming hamlet of River Heights, U.S.A. All that being said – we loved her! And so did you. And so will your little girl, whether or not you name her Nancy.
Bye Nancy Boy - a song by Hot Snakes
For Nancy - a song by Pete Yorn
Leaving Nancy - a song by Eric Bogle
Nancy - a song by G. Love & Special Sauce
Nancy - a song by Leonard Cohen
Nancy - a song by The Allman Brothers Band/Richard Betts
Nancy (Let Your Hair Down For Me) - Prefab Sprout
Nancy Boy - a song by Placebo
Nancy Drew - a song by Relient K
Nancy Jane - a song by Fort Worth Doughboys
Nancy Sings - a song by Jandek
Nancy Whiskey - a song by The Town Pants
Nancy [With the Laughing Face] - a song by Frank Sinatra
Oh, Nancy - a song by Charlie Landsborough
Seems So Long Ago, Nancy - a song by Leonard Cohen
Fancy Nancy (Jane O'Connor) - Meet Nancy, who believes that more is ALWAYS better when it comes to being fancy. From the top of her tiara down to her sparkly studded shoes, Nancy is determined to teach her family a thing or two about being fancy. How Nancy transforms her parents and little sister for one enchanted evening makes for a story that is funny and warm -- with or without the frills. This first book of the “Fancy Nancy” series spent nearly 100 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List. There are now over 35 books in the series. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Fancy Nancy Collector's Quintet (Jane O'Connor) - This box set contains five of the most enchanting stories from the “Fancy Nancy I Can Read” series: Fancy Nancy at the Museum, Fancy Nancy and the Boy from Paris, Fancy Nancy Sees Stars, Poison Ivy Expert and The Dazzling Book Report. The box has a velcro closure and plastic handles. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Nancy Drew Starter Set (Carolyn Keene) - Nancy Drew is one of the most beloved characters of children’s literature, inspiring generations of young women with girl-empowerment! The Nancy Drew Starter Set is the perfect gift for aspiring detectives, or longtime fans of the series! The first six books are packaged together in a collectible box set with an updated design. Titles included are #1 The Secret of the Old Clock, #2 The Hidden Staircase, #3 The Bungalow Mystery, #4 The Mystery at Lilac Inn, #5 The Secret of Shadow Ranch, and #6 The Secret of Red Gate Farm. A MUST HAVE for young girls everywhere. Recommended for ages 8-14.
Famous People Named Nancy - Nancy Reagan (U.S. First Lady); Nancy Sinatra (singer); Nancy Meyers (director); Nancy Pelosi (politician); Nancy Wilson (musician); Nancy Grace (TV personality); Nancy McKeon (actress); Nancy Spungen (ex-girlfriend of Sid Vicious); Nancy Mitford (writer); Nancy Merchand (actress); Nancy Kerrigan (figure skater); Nancy Allen (actress)
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Nancy - Frank Sinatra (crooner); Robert Duvall (actor); Ross Perot (businessman/politician); Walter Kronkite (news anchor); e.e. cummings (poet)