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Annunziata Sun 24-Mar-13 20:49:59

Just for fun, because my sister is due any day now!

I suggested Crucifissa grin but I can't think of any normal ones.

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Mon 25-Mar-13 23:07:45

Fred or Judy? From Easter Parade. It's a bit of a tenuous one!

steppemum Mon 25-Mar-13 23:16:46

hmmm the Russian word for resurrection is Vaskrisheniya (no idea how to spell it in English)

but I don't know what Anastasia means, so might mean something similar

squoosh Mon 25-Mar-13 23:29:51

Pontius Pilate

Frikadellen Mon 25-Mar-13 23:29:55


to quote
Annunciata \a-nnuncia-ta, ann(un)-ciata\ as a girl's name is of Italian origin, and the meaning of Annunciata is "announcement, notice". Allusion to the Annunciation, when the Virgin Mary learned she would be Jesus' mother. Sometimes given to a girl born in March, the logical month for such an announcement.

MoonlightandRoses Mon 25-Mar-13 23:33:38

Easter/Eostre? [helpful] grin

HotCrossFRIGG Tue 26-Mar-13 11:27:55


peppabacon Tue 26-Mar-13 15:16:46


Coconutty Tue 26-Mar-13 19:31:03

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Bunbaker Tue 26-Mar-13 20:07:32

You really can't use Judas.

peppabacon Tue 26-Mar-13 20:10:39

Nor Barabbas grin

mathanxiety Tue 26-Mar-13 21:29:13

Anastasia is a Greek word meaning resurrection that travelled to Russia as a name via the Orthodox Church. 'Ana' is a Greek prefix denoting increase or 'rising from'.

Coconutty Tue 26-Mar-13 21:30:53

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mathanxiety Tue 26-Mar-13 21:34:26

Lily (Easter lily..)
Una (lamb-related)
Renata/Renee (rebirth)
Nicodemus (assisted in the burial of Jesus)

mathanxiety Tue 26-Mar-13 21:34:43

x-post a bit

aufaniae Thu 28-Mar-13 00:24:46


Mitchy1nge Thu 28-Mar-13 00:47:03

So was she born on the 26th after all? So she can be named for both Magdalena Caterina (come mia figlia #3 ma anglicised) and Mary Magdalen? Maddalena, Madeleine?

louisianablue2000 Thu 28-Mar-13 00:54:08


Speaking of the name Jesus. FIL is an academic, with lots of overseas students. He once found a note on his door that said 'Jesus, Mohammed and Caesar came to see you'. Probably outed myself there!

Annunziata Thu 28-Mar-13 10:36:05

She was!

Annunziata is taken in this family grin and Assumpta is for an August baby really.

Thanks everyone flowers

Jesus, Mohammed and Caesar is funny grin

aufaniae Fri 29-Mar-13 00:31:39

Astarte, Ostera

aufaniae Fri 29-Mar-13 00:31:47


nectarini1983 Fri 29-Mar-13 09:10:39

Bunny!!! He he!

Raeray Fri 29-Mar-13 09:25:58

How about cassia for a girl - like the cassia oil you put in Easter biscuits!

pigletpower Fri 29-Mar-13 11:17:46

I googled ans Anastasia actually means reborn, so a little different to ressurection.

LornMowa Fri 29-Mar-13 17:31:21


Wikipedia says its "a female given name, which derives from the Greek name Ἁγνὴ hagnē, meaning "pure" or "holy". The Latinized form of the Greek name is Hagnes, the feminine form of Αγνός Hagnos, meaning "chaste" or "sacred". The name passed to Italian as Agnese, to Portuguese as Inês, and to Spanish, as Inés."

LornMowa Fri 29-Mar-13 17:32:20

Whoops - doesn't understand Greek writing.

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