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Re: Names that arenít used anymore
« Reply #30 on: April 24, 2019, 07:08:10 PM »
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Re: Names that arenít used anymore
« Reply #31 on: April 24, 2019, 08:42:56 PM »
Lesbia

It is a name - seriously.

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« Reply #32 on: April 24, 2019, 08:51:49 PM »
Thank you for acknowledging my post.


I'll be done saving the few bits I need in a bit...
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« Reply #33 on: April 24, 2019, 11:17:46 PM »
Some Afrikaans names that were popular around my generation's birth years and those of the generation before (I don't hear these names often in the current generation, at least at my son's school - looks like family names are on their way out, replaced by modern Americanised names like Keanu and Paris   :facepalm: ):

Eufesia
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While trying to remeber why the name Eufesia rang a bell, I came across this amusing article (in Dutch but mostly comprehensible): Eeufesius, Hitleriana en andere bizarre Zuid-Afrikaanse voornamen

"Apartheidi"  :ROFLMAO:

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Re: Names that arenít used anymore
« Reply #34 on: April 25, 2019, 08:59:40 AM »
This is the last snide post we will read about Eric or Family Dog on this forum, from either BWS or Rotten Johnny. Anyone willing to test my resolve on this, please be my guest.


Flexing early on already I see. How sure are you it was aimed at F_D? Fair to assume yes, but not to a 100% certainty.


Go cuddle up, lapdog.


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« Reply #35 on: April 25, 2019, 10:36:31 AM »
Haibo, I forgot to save the **** I want so must bite my tongue for another day.
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Re: Names that arenít used anymore
« Reply #36 on: April 25, 2019, 01:46:41 PM »



Flexing early on already I see. How sure are you it was aimed at F_D? Fair to assume yes, but not to a 100% certainty.


Go cuddle up, lapdog.


I reckon I'm beating you @Rotten Johnny to the ban



Haibo, I forgot to save the **** I want so must bite my tongue for another day.

We need to make a play pen section for you 2, soft toys and suckers, nursery rhymes playing softly in the background?

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Re: Names that arenít used anymore
« Reply #37 on: April 25, 2019, 01:54:06 PM »



We need to make a play pen section for you 2, soft toys and suckers, nursery rhymes playing softly in the background?


Make it leather, beer, doritos, strippers and George Thorogood playing in the background and we're there :thumbs:
In the word : Scent, is it the S or the C that is silent?

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Re: Names that arenít used anymore
« Reply #38 on: April 25, 2019, 03:09:03 PM »
Some Afrikaans names that were popular around my generation's birth years and those of the generation before (I don't hear these names often in the current generation, at least at my son's school - looks like family names are on their way out, replaced by modern Americanised names like Keanu and Paris   :facepalm: ):
I think it started in 1980s. American influence on [names] from film/tv...seems that South Africans, English and Afrikaans, were more influenced by it, sooner, than the British and other Europeans.  Some of those names, like Cindy (very popular in SA), are short forms of proper names, like Cynthia, that became proper names because people registered them as their children's names.
Some of them began as stage names / film star names.
Dunno about Keanu, for all I know it's Polynesian or something, but Paris is the name of an ancient Greek mythology figure. - Male.

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Eufesia
Marthinus
Saartjie
Matthys
Trudie
Emmerentia
Jan
Chrisjan
Gert
Abraham
Willem
Leon
Irma
Roelof/Roelf
Magnus
Barend

Some English:
Herbert (my brother's name)
Basil
Sol
Sol Kerzner. Solly.  Short form of Solomon, birth certificate will have Solomon.  Jewish/Hebrew.
Basil is Latin.
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Basil is popular with the greeks.
hmm, Latin botanical name, maybe came from Greek.

About 80-90% of English/British names are Anglicised forms of Jewish/Hebrew names. Maybe more Dutch and German names are original Germanic names.  Hence were called Christian names, more recently started referring to them as first names - and last names instead of surnames.
If you can't find a corresponding Biblical name or Latin name, maybe it is original Germanic/Anglo/Celtic/whatever.  Sometimes difficult without academic study stuff.
Anglicised and Dutchified and Frenchified versions of Jewish names.
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.  Matthys, Mathias.  Jean, Jan.  Marthinus, Martin.
Abraham.  The original "prophet, or Jewish patriarch.  Abraham Lincoln.

Gert, Gerrit.  Roelof. Rudolf.  Barend. Willem, William, Wilhelm.  I can't see any Biblical connection...?

Eufesia.  Euphesia.  It seems Latin.  (Where did the 'ph' thing for 'f' come from, in English and German? Good thing about Dutch/Nederlands is they didn't do that. Dolf not Dolph.)

Saartjie. Saartje. Looks to be a short form of something...?
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Re: Names that arenít used anymore
« Reply #39 on: April 25, 2019, 03:16:12 PM »

Make it leather, beer, doritos, strippers and George Thorogood playing in the background and we're there :thumbs:
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Re: Names that arenít used anymore
« Reply #40 on: April 25, 2019, 03:26:33 PM »
Whatever they use as pacifiers these days is good with me.


What works for you? I'm flexible
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Re: Names that arenít used anymore
« Reply #41 on: April 25, 2019, 04:43:12 PM »
Ok, enough.  Or just close the thread. Yet another.

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Re: Names that arenít used anymore
« Reply #42 on: April 25, 2019, 05:19:04 PM »
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Re: Names that arenít used anymore
« Reply #43 on: April 25, 2019, 05:20:19 PM »

Flexing early on already I see. How sure are you it was aimed at F_D? Fair to assume yes, but not to a 100% certainty.


Go cuddle up, lapdog.


I reckon I'm beating you @Rotten Johnny to the ban :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:

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Re: Names that arenít used anymore
« Reply #44 on: November 07, 2019, 05:13:32 PM »
My great-great grandfather (1821 to 1910) was Horatio Annabel Bartholomue Leedham.   His father served under Lord Nelson so that is where the first name came from.  Annabel was his grandmother's name

He became a master builder and built the first railway tunnel under the Mersey between Birkenhead and Liverpool which opened in 1886.  The Prince of Wales came to the opening and congratulated him in that "only 33 men and 14 horses" perished during construction

He lived in Nottingham and Leicester and had 15 children.  12 of them outlived him.  Being a master builder, he had, for the time a good income, his wife was a Quaker and she saw to it that the children were well looked after

I have the photographs from the constructors album.  This is the Illustrated London News engraving

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