I did receive your "off line" reply. It came straight to my email
address. Really appreciate the "lookup" and your observations. It
certainly is a possible explaination to this unusual firstname.
Infact, right at this point in time it is about the only one I have.
My thanks to everyone who replied.
--- In Peterhead@yahoogroups.com, Wade Buchan <wsb@...> wrote:
> The following was sent to the moderator, rather than to the
> Hi Ken
> I don't know if you received my two earlier emails as they haven't
> appeared on this web site. So I will repeat the bones of my idea re
> your problem CHRISTIAN name. Hope you get this one.
> I looked up the name in the supplimentary index of a little book I
> have on 'Boy's Names' by Linwood Sleigh & Charles Johnson ( 1962),
> there is a possible solution, (I think anyway!). It's an old Welsh
> (Gaelic??)name "COEL". If you apply a NE Scots dialect..and bearing
> mind then phonetically written in the early 1800s, I think you
> very easily finish up with "Coew" and thus "Cow". It means in