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April 2nd, 2013 04:50 AM #1
Masculine forms of feminine names?
Feminine forms of originally masculine names abound, but what about names that turn this pattern on its head?
Demetrius, Dimitri, etc. - from Demeter
Cecil, Caecilius, etc. - from Cecilia
Beatus - from Beata
Cassander - from Cassandra
Dorotheos - from Dorothea
Isaurus - from Isaura
Euphemios - from Euphemia
Hypatos - from Hypatia
Hortensius - from Hortensia
Laurus, Lauro - from Laura
Lucretius - from Lucretia
Natalius, Natale, Natalio - from Natalia
Sabinus - from Sabina
Zoran - from Zora
Agathon - from Agatha
Carmine - from Carmen
Laelius, Laelio - from Laelia
Leocadio, Leocadius - from Leocadia
Zenobios, Zenobio - from Zenobia
* I used Behind the Name as my source; I know, for example, that Nameberry has Cecilia listed as a "feminine form of Cecil," rather than the other way around, but BtN has Cecil being derived from Caecilius, which was in turn listed as a masculine form of Cecilia. A list of more potential candidates can be found here (though this list may not be 100% valid): http://www.behindthename.com/submit/...=m&operator=or
What do you think? Which do you like (or like best)? Can you think of any others?on my mind, for the moment
Daria | Athena | Ramona | Winifred | Maeve | Blythe | Nadine | Dorothea | Margot | Cyra | Renata | Hypatia | Junia | Thisbe
Flynn | Otto | Winston | Claude | Leif | Roald | Tavish | Lionel | Cormac | Tobin | Oswin | Rory | Damon | Tycho
Mildred "Red" ☆ Obedience "Bede" ☆ Relief "Leafy" ☆ Dorothea "Doro" ☆ Penelope "Pen" ☆ Ruth "Rue" ☆ Eudoxia "Exie"
April 3rd, 2013 08:16 AM #3Senior Member
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April 9th, 2013 10:27 PM #5
April 9th, 2013 10:33 PM #7Senior Member
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Here's a list of metronymic surnames: http://www.britishbabynames.com/blog...-surnames.htmlEmily / 20
Samuel • Edward • George • James
Girls' names are a struggle.
April 9th, 2013 10:40 PM #9
@southern.maple I wonder if those surnames were used back in the day when surnames were genuinely descriptive for unclaimed children born to unmarried women?Blade, MD
XY: A. R.
XX: C. V. N.
Allaire * Emmanuelle * Honora * Hyacinthe * Lysandra * Marina * Rosamond * Serena * Sylvie * Thea * Verity / Blaise * Cyprian * Evander * Jules * Laurence * Lucian * Marius * Quentin * Rainier * Silvan
كنوز الصحراء الشرقية Hayat _ Qamar _ Sahar _ / Altair _ Faraj _ Tariq