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  1. #1
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    Nameberry consesnsus of Ebba?

    This suddenly occurred to me last night - Ebba could honour Deborah/Debra/Debbie.

    I'd always liked it but had in mind it was Scandinavian therefore as unusable as Hrefna. According to Nameberry it's both English and Germanic? I'm having a hard time finding other sources to check (as much as I love Nameberry it's origins can be a bit off) - can anyone clarify this?

    And what is the overall opinion? My only worry is that she'd get ''Emma? Etta? Sorry can you spell that out?''.
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  2. #3
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    I'm sorry, but I don't like it. It reminds me of a baby babbling.
    直美 Naomi

    Lucia Pascale

    Avery Edward Francis

  3. #5
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    Ourbabynamer.com lists it as Anglo-Saxon meaning "rich fortress." Ebba is not really my style, but I feel like it is usable.
    Mom to Emberlee Shea. Expecting #2 Aug 2014.

  4. #7
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    To me, being an Ebony and getting nicknamed Ebby and Eb (and, believe it or not, the occaisional Ebba), I don't see anything unusable about the name.
    [FONT=Times New Roman]
    [CENTER]~Ebony~
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    [COLOR="#66cc33"]Ignatius - Jasper - Hugo - Edmund - Henry - Oliver - Rupert - Felix - Percy - August - Atticus - Amias - Otto - Barnaby - Arthur - Ezra - Hector - Charles[/COLOR]
    [COLOR="#cc99cc"]Antigone - Hermione - Harriet - Cordelia - Violet - Persephone - Beatrice/Beatrix - Clementine - Ottilie - Florence - Octavia - Drusilla - Agnes - Ida - Matilda - Xanthe[/COLOR]

    [/CENTER]
    [SIZE=1]Previously ebonyeden[/SIZE]

    [RIGHT][SIZE=1]avatar is my 8th great grandmother.[/SIZE][/RIGHT][/font]

  5. #9
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    Edited for privacy.
    Last edited by saracita00; January 17th, 2014 at 10:22 AM.

    Mama to C, Z, E, P, D, & G

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