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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #27 on: Wednesday 30 July 08 10:39 BST (UK) »
My mom,s name was Evadne.
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« Reply #28 on: Wednesday 30 July 08 10:43 BST (UK) »
Was she named after the character Dr. Evadne Hinge in the TV comedy series Hinge and Bracket    :)


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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #29 on: Wednesday 30 July 08 10:59 BST (UK) »
No she was born in 1897. Always thought it was a wierd name till I grew up and found the meaning.
She named me Flora which I loathed ,but now I think it,s rather a great name.
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« Reply #30 on: Wednesday 30 July 08 11:53 BST (UK) »
Apparently Evadne comes from a minor figure in classical legend who threw herself on to the funeral pyre of her husband.  :o

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« Reply #31 on: Wednesday 30 July 08 16:35 BST (UK) »
Googled Evadne and came up with another version from Greek mythology, quite interesting whichever one is correct.
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« Reply #32 on: Wednesday 30 July 08 18:20 BST (UK) »
From Greek Ευαδνη (Euadne), which is of unknown meaning, though the first element is derived from Greek ευ "good". In Greek legend Evadne was the wife of Capaneus. After Capaneus was killed by a lightning bolt sent from Zeus she committed suicide by throwing herself onto his burning body.
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #33 on: Wednesday 30 July 08 19:48 BST (UK) »

   My Gr.Grandmothers name was Syrena. It was a dream to trace on the Census on Ancestry, just popped up straight away. More that can be said of the Wood side of the family! Just try tracing your Wood ancestors around Leeds.

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #34 on: Thursday 31 July 08 14:58 BST (UK) »
Oooo ,this one is a goodie.Just found it in my husbands tree.Just wait till he comes home from work tonight ,I'll give him laugh at my 5 with the name Fanny Buggs.

His Gt Gt Grandmother had a brother with the name John Smith .Perhaps he didn't like having such a common name so ,he and his wife Mary decided to name the youngest daughter ...........Boadicea Aphrodite Diana C Smith  :o :o :o.....now ,one day ,I may just order that birth certificate to see what the C stands for. Any guesses ??????
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Field ,Warren.Davis, Spickett ,Peppiatt ,Bucks
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Buggs ,Day ,Stygal,Balls ,Suffolk ,Norfolk ,Hertfordshire
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #35 on: Thursday 31 July 08 15:27 BST (UK) »
How about Cleopatra.
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