Re: [SCA Newcomers] "Patricia" and "Otto" (was: Choose a name)
- Quoth Coblaith Muimnech:
> Patti wrote:Withycombe's _Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names_ s.n.
> > After a bit over a year or so, I am still searching for a name. I
> > want to incorporate my name (patricia) and my father's name
> > (otto). . .
> "Patricia" is Latin in derivation. I didn't find it in any of the
> sources on period names that I perused.
Patricia says that "<Patricia> occurs from time to time in medieval
Latin records, but then merely denotes a woman bearing the name
<Patrick>. Its use as a genuine Christian name seems to have begun
in Scotland in the 18th C."
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