I would recommend going to a community college first, and try to figure out what you would like or could tolerate as a career. I say this mostly because a degree in writing, english, literature, or history is generally not worth much on the market.
Before you get discouraged, I'm not saying to not pursue your interests, but rather pointing out that your interests do not require a degree to do them, so why spend 4 years (minimum) of your life and at least $30,000 on a college education that may not get you a job?
Basically, what I'm saying is to read and write to your heart's content, and use your college degree as a backup if your writing career doesn't work out.
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I just started a blog recently where I'll be covering the all the stuff I learned the hard way. I had a lot of trouble early on as well. You can follow, and make some requests too if you like.
I agree with Pinkweeds. If you don't want names that are terribly common, there are still plenty to choose from. It's mostly the same biblical names used over and over again. There are plenty that are relatively unknown.
Lol! I love your homage to England. I should do one for where I'm from. My blog is called Domestic Goddess in Training. It's still new, but it's going to mostly be about crafts, food, holiday stuff, and whatever else I feel like throwing in. http://goddessdomestiqueintraining.blogspot.com/