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    List of Obscure Names

    I've been really fascinated with obscure names. To be an obscure name, it needs to be: not made up and not on nameberry.

    Here are some:


    Greek Charites:
    Aglaea (Greek: beauty or splendor)
    Euphrosyne (Greek:mirth, merriment)
    Thalia (Greek: good cheer)

    Cordula (Late Latin: heart)
    Crescentia (Latin: to grow)
    Dietlinde (German:tender people)
    Gundula (German: war)
    Heilwig (German: happy war)
    Primavera (Italian: first rose)
    Sidonia (German: of Sidon)
    Swanhild (German: swan battle)
    Wiebke (German: war)

    Feel free to add more.
    Last edited by irmgard+theodorian; April 14th, 2013 at 03:46 PM.

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    Obscure you say? Then I'm going to bombard you with Cornish names ;D

    Ebbet/Ibett - forms of Elizabeth/Isabelle
    Enor - boundary/land
    Eseld/Isett - forms of Isolde
    Jowanet - form of Joanne/John
    Loer - moon
    Loveday - historically given to children born on Love Day
    Lowenna - joy
    Meraud - sea-related
    Morvoren - mermaid
    Pasces - form of Pascoe
    Radegund/Radigan - war counsel, saint name
    Sidwell - from a surname, also a saint
    Wilmot - form of William

    Not all strictly Cornish- a few are English in origin but have had great use in Cornwall. Although there were some 16th/17th century parents who thought these were great, they wouldn't all work so well today
    William ♠ Thomas ♠ Peter ♠ Henry ~ Rose ♠ Alice ♠ Ivy ♠ Lowenna
    Mowesi ~ Henwyn Kernewek ~ Mebyon

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