Origin: Greek

Meaning: gift of Isis

Isadora Quagmire is a friend the Baudelaires’ meet in the fifth book (The Austere Academy) along with her brother Duncan. An aspiring poet, she and her brother are kidnapped by Count Olaf and the Baudelaires’ spend the next few books trying to rescue them.

Interesting fact: Isadora and Duncan were named after Isadora Duncan, an American dancer who had a fondness for long scarves- it ended up being her demise when a scarf she was wearing ended up caught in the open-spoked wheel of a moving car, breaking her neck.


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