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April 7th, 2014 08:08 AM #6~Boys~
★ August Eli Benedict ★ Bram ★ Casimir Mordecai ★ Edmond John Meirion ★ Gillon ★
★ Jory Leander ★ Julian Charles ★ Macsen ★ Magnus ★ Vasiliy ★
★ Aira Rose ★ Arietta ★ Clover ★ Delphina ★ Eleni ★ Fiorella ★ Hester Isobel ★
★ Iris ★ Lilah ★ Merit ★ Sylvia ★
Sorry to anyone who read TSI. First draft was terrible. Second drafting now.
April 7th, 2014 08:24 AM #8
@lovemysweetie what Ren said, the first ones were the wrong ones and the ones in normal text were the meanings from behind the name☆Isobel★Eloise☆Matilda★Alice☆Eleanor★ Amelia☆ Elena★Mirabel☆ Felicity★Phoebe ☆Eilidh ★Rosalia☆Roisin★Azalea☆Elsa★Arabella☆ Genevieve★Elodie☆Tallulah★Ruby☆
☆Eamon★Tiago☆Cooper★Jack☆Jago★Flynn☆ Archer★Lincoln☆Asher★Alfie☆Taylor★Baxter ☆Finnian★Lawson☆Jasper★Lewis ★Oscar☆Fletcher★Caspian☆Miller★
Future middle names will honour family
April 7th, 2014 08:34 AM #10Senior Member
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Man, with a diminutive feminine suffix. Charlotte means Man-ette, or Female Man if you like, or Woman. The man part is from a word that also meant husband. You could interpret it as 'free man', but only in the sense that a slave would not have been called a carl / karl. Mostly it just means 'man'.
As the OP shows, people are often quite keen to insert positive meanings with no etymological evidence, as well as unwilling to admit that in some cases the meaning of a name is simply not known. Historical original etymologies don't differ over time. They are set in the history of languages. Cultural meaning can definitely change, but not etymology.Baby girl due May/June 2015Emil - Ingimar - Kjartan - Matthías - Óskar - Róbert
Elísabet - Elva - Rósa - Sólveig - Svala - Ylfa
April 7th, 2014 08:47 AM #12
Charlotte (he chose that name), and a lot said "strong woman/man".
And it seems to be the common meaning from the baby books we got out of the library. I don't have the names of the books, it was close to 6 months ago, but I did write down the meanings we found next to the names we liked in a notebook. And "strong woman" was one that came up a lot.
I don't think it really matters either way does it? We're happy with the interpretation we've found, and we'd be happy if we'd never found it.
Last edited by sunkissedchild; April 7th, 2014 at 09:53 AM.Josephine, wife to Robert
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Austen Theodore|Elliott Hezekiah|Walter Edmund|Oscar Elisha
Matilda Florence|Adelaide Elizabeth|Harriet Penelope|Charlotte Evangeline
April 7th, 2014 12:55 PM #14
Most people take their name information from baby name books and websites. However, these often list incorrect meanings. The root of the problem is that most generic baby name books and websites are written by people who just want to cash in on parents-to-be, rather than by experts who are actually trained in languages or etymology.