Re: [sig] Name Question
- I'd say it depends on what you think the given name is. If you're
registering Mavra as the given name, then Emiliana would be a fine
patronymic, literally "Emilian's Mavra." But I'm not quite buying
Emiliana as a given name with Mavra as the patronymic. They're both
At 04:10 PM 11/5/2007, you wrote:
>I am going to take a stab at this and say I don't[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>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.
> > So I had an entire day of nothing to do while
> > 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? :
- Here is the link to Paul's webpage that tells how to make a
I would recommend using "Mavrova" or "Mavrova doch' ".
A little trick I did when looking for female first names is to use the
search feature on the webpage and enter (f) which is what Paul uses to
denote female names. That way I could scroll through the plethora of
male names to find the few female names.
On Nov 5, 2007 1:58 PM, noli_desiste <emmiewilliams@...> wrote:
> So I had an entire day of nothing to do while 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 264]
> • 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!