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  1. #6
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    As a nn for Dorothy/ea it's cute otherwise it feels odd. Sort of in the vein how Dorcas always feels a bit off kilter (at least to me).
    I should probably point out that Dort is a German word meaning "there". And -chen makes any name the cutsy small child diminutive version of that name. So when I hear Dortchen I hear you saying "little there".
    I'd stick with Dorothea as a FN and Dortchen as the nn.
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    How it's pronounce?
    It's very interesting!

    Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet confinement of your aloneness to learn

    Anything or anyone that doesn't bring you alive

    Is too small for you

    DAVID WHYTE

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    It reminds me of Dorigen from Franklin's Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer in The Canterbury Tales.
    http://www.onceuponatimebabynames.co...2/dorigen.html

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    It would sort of be pronounced like this: Dor-t-chen. (It would rhyme with this: http://www.forvo.com/word/julchen/#de though have a much harsher beginning.)

    I should have mentioned this in my first response: Dortchen would not be accepted as a full name by the German government at the moment. They still have naming laws and this would be accepted as a nn only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lexiem View Post
    It would sort of be pronounced like this: Dor-t-chen. (It would rhyme with this: http://www.forvo.com/word/julchen/#de though have a much harsher beginning.)

    I should have mentioned this in my first response: Dortchen would not be accepted as a full name by the German government at the moment. They still have naming laws and this would be accepted as a nn only.
    Well, every where else is it should be okay, at least in the united States it should be fine. ;-)

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