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Vanessa

(6 Posts)
pigletpower Sun 21-Apr-13 17:59:51

Just found out that this is a made up name.Invented by Jonathon Swift.

jkklpu Sun 21-Apr-13 18:00:53

it's still a lovely name

thermalsinapril Sun 21-Apr-13 18:06:39

I know what you mean, but I guess all names were made up by someone!

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Mon 22-Apr-13 13:46:09

Didn't people say that Wendy was created by J M Barrie for 'Peter Pan'?

squoosh Mon 22-Apr-13 13:54:57

If it's going to be invented by someone you can't get much better than Dean Swift.

Yep, JM Barrie invented Wendy, it was a twist of Friendy/Fwendy if I recall.

Michellephant Wed 24-Apr-13 14:23:14

Shakespeare made a few names. I think Miranda and Cordelia? Jessica? Imogen?

They all just come from putting other names together or changing spellings or whatever. Most names were made up like this at some point or taken from other objects.

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