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Thread: Names of Etruscan Origin
September 10th, 2013 03:59 PM #1
Names of Etruscan Origin
I have always found the Etruscan civilisation (and especially the language) absolutely fascinating - we owe the existence of the Latin alphabet to this race, of whom most people (myself included) know hardly anything! So, just for fun, I have composed a list of Etruscan girls' names. What do you think?
Alichsantre, Alechsantre, Alcsentre, Elchsntre, Elachśantre, Elachśntre, Elcste
Elinei, Elinai, Elina
September 10th, 2013 11:57 PM #3Junior Member
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The history behind them would definitely make those names meaningful, but I would be a bit worried that they would be hard for a modern day baby to wear - they just seem like so much name. Still, very pretty names. If you are looking for more names of the same origin, the following link might be a good resource (not a history buff, so can't vouch for its accuracy but seems like it would be a reliable source): http://www.peiraeuspubliclibrary.com.../etruscan.html
Hope this helps, and that my doubts don't put you off of a name you love. I didn't mean to be harsh or rude at all, I just have a very traditional style - aka probably boring by berry standards
September 11th, 2013 12:00 PM #5
September 11th, 2013 02:36 PM #7
@slytherdor15 - Thank you very much - I'm not actually looking for names for a child, and would never name my child any of these names (as a first name, at least), but I just find them fascinating to look at (and fun to say, if I can even try - some of the names are a little confusing to say the least...) and so composed a list for others to enjoy too; however, thank you for your feedback were I ever to consider any of them - it's always helpful and interesting to hear what others say.
@mischa - Thank you for your comment; having loved your threads on saints' names, I decided to create my own (rather less lengthy, unfortunately!) list of names I though others might like to look at. I'm actually thinking of doing one per week, just because I enjoy doing it so much!
September 11th, 2013 03:11 PM #9