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Natalka (though this is a nickname in both cultures)
I have been thinking about Clea and am wondering how most people would say it. While I do know the correct pronunciation, I wonder how much variance that there is. If you wouldn't mind, please share...
Annunziata who went by Nancy
Irma (air-MAH in Italian) Giuseppina who went by Irma (ER-mah) and Josephine equally
Katarina who went exclusively by Catherine (though I have...
Armin is allllll Van Buuren for me, which makes it pretty cool, in my opinion. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armin_van_Buuren
For those interested, Armin comes from Arminius and is used in the...
Once while I was substituting, I had a Dmitri, a Demetri, and a Dimitri in the same grade. The Cyrillic spelling is Дмитрий, and there are many ways to transcribe the name. (Also, Dimitri is the...
While it is a legitimate name in its own right, I've always liked Erno as nickname for Ernest. http://www.behindthename.com/name/erno
This is how Neve Campbell's name is said. Is that what your aiming for?
I've been practicing French with DuoLingo on and off. I'm mainly looking to increase my knowledge of French grammatical structure as I teach ESL. I'm found that knowledge of the students native...
I remember someone on Nameberry suggesting Polly as nn for Olympia and I've always liked it.
I think Jane packs a punch. A wonderful classic name that has a wealth of images - strong, independent, sweet, and kind. The sort of name that works equally well as a tough girl or a bookworm.
Wm was a common abbreviation for William. At least judging by the documents that I have read on Ancestry.com, it was.
While Eugene is very dated, I've always like Gene and think of it as vintage cool. I'm throwing out Gene Lawrence or Gene Lorenzo.
July 5th, 2014, 02:59 PM
Eugenia / Eugenie
Some different suggestions (a mix of style -- not really sure what you'd like best)
July 4th, 2014, 01:08 PM
Sylvia and Eurydice are some of my favorite name although Eurydice is on my middle only list. I have had Sylvia Eurydice as combo before and really like it. Might be something you'd consider.
July 3rd, 2014, 12:06 AM
Not sure if it something that would work for you, but there's "banta," an word from the Avesta (a collection of writing in an ancient Iranian language) which means "ill".
June 30th, 2014, 11:01 AM
There's also this resource too --- Medieval Names Archive
The table of contents allows you to select a specific culture and lists name articles that provide insights into names from the medieval...
This name derives from either عليّة (Arabic) or עֲלִיָּה (Hebrew). Since it is originally from languages that use other scripts, it can be transcribed in multiple ways. Popular transcriptions...
June 26th, 2014, 10:43 PM
What about Delphine Amara? The een from Maureen is already in Delphine.
@Nooshi - How strange that you mentioned this! A good friend of mine had this combination as well -- heterochromia (though hers was slight, one blue-green eye and the other green) and one little...
I, too, wondered if Kelly Clarkson is a Whovian with this name.
Short answer: English spellings were not standard. The differences between American and English spellings arose from separate sources (Samuel Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language and Noah...
Could it work that the character is an Archduchess and "Archie" is her nickname? Her given name could be anything that you like in this event.
ETA: I could see this really working if A) the...
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