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How does Matthew and Dorothy mean the same thing?

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SausagePie123 Mon 19-Sep-16 21:11:06

confused am I missing something?

NickNacks Mon 19-Sep-16 21:13:02

They'll be from different origins though.

NickNacks Mon 19-Sep-16 21:13:45

It's like saying how can blanc and White mean the same thing.

BikeRunSki Mon 19-Sep-16 21:14:19

Google suggests that they both mean "Gift of God" - Matthew in Hebrew and Dorothy in Greek.

SausagePie123 Mon 19-Sep-16 21:15:39

Cool, thank you smile

Is it okay to use the names for siblings?

NickNacks Mon 19-Sep-16 21:17:09

Of course.

ElizabethG81 Mon 19-Sep-16 22:52:18

And Theodore, which is basically Dorothy re-arranged.

ElvenMoonwings Mon 19-Sep-16 23:09:08

Also Theodora - and Dorothea.

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