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Easter baby names!

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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.

elQuintoConyo Sat 30-Mar-13 12:13:36

Egg - it worked for Andew Lincoln in This Life!!!

Roc - Catalan boy's name, I love it! (rock-stone-easter... weakest link??)

Mona - Easter cake in Catalonia. Also a big chocolate 'house' that godparents give their godchildren.

Viviennemary Sat 30-Mar-13 12:10:26

Veronica. According to legend she wiped the face of Jesus. Think I have got that right!

alexpolismum Sat 30-Mar-13 12:07:35

I really don't understand why you've suggested Ishtar as an Easter themed name aufaniae.

Ishtar is a Sumero-Babylonian goddess of fertility and war. It is not known today exactly at what time of the year a festival might have been held in her honour.

mathanxiety Sat 30-Mar-13 04:06:14

The word anastasis, from which the name comes, is a central idea of Christian faith and its meaning obviously has a huge significance because the whole point of Christianity (most versions of it) is the idea of salvation through Jesus Christ and eternal life. In the Christian context (which gave rise to the name) it means literally resurrection of the body from the dead, coming to life again by the grace of God, and not some sort of rebirth that could be loosely interpreted as a change of heart, reincarnation in the Hindu sense, etc.

thegreylady Fri 29-Mar-13 22:44:24

Bonnie [short for bonnet]
Would Simnel be a good boy's name?

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

Whoops - doesn't understand Greek writing.

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."

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

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

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

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

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

Bunny!!! He he!

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


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

Astarte, Ostera

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

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!

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?

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


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

x-post a bit

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

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

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

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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'.

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

Nor Barabbas grin

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

You really can't use Judas.

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

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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


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


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