Names The Same: Fairy Tales

  • Snow White from "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" is not the same person as Snow White from "Snow-White and Rose-Red", even though both tales are found together in the Brothers Grimm fairytales. In the German original their names are slightly different ("Schneewittchen" vs. "Schneeweisschen").
  • Not to mention the various Jacks (in "Jack and the Beanstalk", "Jack the Giant Killer"), Hans-es, Bad Wolves, Princes Charming, and so on.
  • In Hungary, "Aranyhaj" ("Golden-Hair") can refer to Rapunzel, Goldilocks, and various Hungarian fairy tale heroines. The Russian equivalent "Zlatokosa" is a rather similar case.
  • There is more than one Goldilocks. It can refer to either the Goldilocks in Goldilocks and the Three Bears or the heroine of Madame d'Aulnoy's "The Story of Pretty Goldilocks".
    • In French, their names are different. The more famous Goldilocks is called "Boucles d'Or", while d'Aulnoy's Goldilocks is called "La Belle aux cheveux d'or".
  • Among French fairy tales, many names are reoccurring. Aimée can be either the heroic princess of Madame d'Aulnoy's The Bee and the Orange Tree or the villainous princess of Madame Leprince Le Beaumont's Aurore and Aimée.
  • Madame d'Aulnoy has two princes by the name of Chéri. One appears in "Finette Cendron" and the other appears in "Princess Belle-Etoile". There is also a Madame Leprince Le Beaumont story called Prince Chéri.

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