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Thread: Bizarre saints' names
February 2nd, 2013 09:46 PM #11Henry Ásgeirr Lórien • Alexander Adelin Pemba "Sasha" • Aksel Atticus Ivik • Oscar Edmund Igaluk
Nor Valdemar Oisín • Asa Bjørnstjerne Saxo • Marcel Endymion Theo • Vincent Akiva Lysander
Cosima Ingrid Zenobia "Mimi" • Asta Ivalo Galadriel • Aviaaja Catherine Françoise "Avi" • Evelyn Elvira Cleopatra
Olga Alvaret Lúthien • Noor Evangeline Dagmar • Edith Faraday Thérèse "Edie" • Léonie Margaret Eirwen
February 2nd, 2013 10:07 PM #13Senior Member
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I know many Jacintas and Irenes.
I've known a Flavia who was soooo pretty.
My family isn't Catholic and never has been, but it had several Idas born in the 19th C. Do you think Ida could come back? And one of my own names is Josefa/Yosefa (no hard J)
Iphigenia is kind of awesome. Dunno if I'd be brave enough to use it though.
February 2nd, 2013 10:22 PM #15Senior Member
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I think that with things like Ava and Eva becoming more popular, Ida might be able to make a comeback, at least in a small way. I've seen Ada and Elsa around quite a few times over the past few years, I don't see why Ida couldn't come back.....not to mention it's similar sound to Isla, that's points in it's favor, too.
February 2nd, 2013 10:30 PM #17
Glad y'all enjoyed it. And you're right, a few of these like Ingrid and Lea don't really belong. Mea culpa!
I think Ida could come back.
Funny story re: Ida. When I was born my paternal grandmother, whose name is Ida, arrived at the hospital, and my maternal grandmother, Marge, played a little joke on her. "Did you hear?" Marge said to Ida. "They've named the baby after us: Ida Marge!" Whereupon Ida promptly... fainted. :-) When she came to they told her my name was actually Marla Kristen. That story still gets told at every holiday and gathering. And she still recalls the horror at thinking her poor granddaughter was named Ida.
Funny how times change. Today it is perfectly plausible for a baby girl, and Marla Kristen sounds dated.Mrs. H.
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February 2nd, 2013 10:41 PM #19Senior Member
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