12723Re: [sig] Name Question
- Nov 5, 2007I am going to take a stab at this and say I don't
think this quite fits. The Emiliana works fine. The
problem seems to be with the 'Mavra'. Mavra as is
listed as a feminine variant in the dictionary would
be as a given name. I think that what you would be
going for here would be more along the lines of
Emiliana Mavrova would work as an early period
version. Slightly later would be Emliana Marvovicha.
Paul also seems to suggest that something along the
lines of Emiliana Mavrova doch' would also be
appropriate. That is just what I get from my reading
though. If I'm wrong, someone can correct me.
--- noli_desiste <emmiewilliams@...> wrote:
> So I had an entire day of nothing to do whileK Tvoim Uslugam,
> trapped at the house
> waiting for the gas company to hook up my gas so I
> can have heat...
> (joy.) So I started researching a name. After
> looking at the very
> little early information for women and just trying
> my darndest...
> this is what I came up with... I have decided I was
> born in Kiev
> around 940. I found a masculine form of a name I
> really liked and
> added an "a" for the feminine form. I found alot
> examples of that
> that went back to the 2d-3d centuries. I tried to
> pick a traditional
> name and make a simple patronymic (dad was born w/
> dark hair and
> named Mavr.) Is this possibly passable? :
> Emiliana Mavra
> Emelian (m) -- "flattering."
> Emelian. Lived in the 9th century. [Buk 18]
> Mavr (m) -- "dark."
> Mavr, martyr. 3rd Century. [Buk 158]
> o Dims: Mavreshko. 1253. [Mor 117]
> o Pat Vars: Maurin (Iev Maurin). 1611-2. [RIB II
> Mavra (f) -- "dark." Fem of Mavr.
> Mavra, martyr. 13-14th Centuries. [Lev 41]
> o Dims: Mavritsa (Mavritsa Vasil'eva doch').
> 1634-42. [RIB II
> Thank you!
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