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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?''.
    close to my heart ★ Billie Cordelia - Jemima Eilidh - May Margaret - Estella Agnes - Jessamine Martha
    Emmett Jack - Alec Huw - Wilfred Nicholas - Rufus Kielder - Harrison Tadhg - Robert Fox - Wes Oberon

    unusable-beautiful; Virginia Eseld & Dolores Eithne . ''She was Lo, plain Lo, in the morning, standing four feet ten in one sock. She was Lola in slacks. She was Dolly at school. She was Dolores on the dotted line'. 'olivia; ''somewhat of an enigma'' (http://bigsistercomplex.tumblr.com/)

  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 09:22 AM.
    My March arrival:
    Dulcinea Tesla
    We call her Daisy
    in honor of my mom.

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