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    Claudius?

    Another Roman emperor name suggested by my husband. I really like the sound, and unlike Tiberius (his other favourite), I can actually see myself using it as a first name.
    What puts me off is the meaning - lame. However, my husband was quite annoyed to find that meaning listed by nameberry. His view is Claudius is the name of an emperor who did *have* physical disabilities (he had weak knees and other impairments), but the name itself doesn't mean lame.

    Thoughts?
    Mother to miss Mila Arden and her brand new brother, Cato Bennett

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    Ah, Claudius! A name that brings forth images of head busts. About the name meaning; Claudia was the old Roman family name, origin in the Latin word claudus which means limping or lame. So he's misinformed, I'm afarid.
    My darling Marian Illyria Aphrodite, March 2013 & Little Bunny (a girl!) due 9th of February 2014

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    Which came first, though? Does the Latin word claudus come from the emperor Claudius?

    My husband has degrees in Latin and Classics so I usually expect him to know about these things. Though it has been a long time since he completed his degrees (and he doesn't use them in his work) so he could always have made a mistake.
    Last edited by milasmama; June 23rd, 2013 at 11:53 PM.
    Mother to miss Mila Arden and her brand new brother, Cato Bennett

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