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Girls' names donation

(13 Posts)
WhiteHairReally Thu 06-Apr-17 20:01:30

I was in an archive today, failing to find a girl in a series of school photos dates 1904-6. However, I did find several names that I haven't seen on here, and I donate them to whoever might be charmed by them.

Phaemie ( Scottish perhaps)
Eirene ( Greek apparently)
Wilmet ( this one stumped Google)

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 06-Apr-17 20:11:23

Never heard of any of those names before.
Another old one, is Thisbe !

Sophronia Thu 06-Apr-17 20:13:02

I think Wilmot used to be a common name in Cornwall, centuries ago.

Wolfiefan Thu 06-Apr-17 20:14:00

If you have a Thisbe you MUST have a Pyramus. grin

Rubyslippers7780 Thu 06-Apr-17 20:15:20

I know a Phaemie...short for Euphemia.

BlueChampagne Fri 07-Apr-17 11:34:53

I suspect Eirene is another spelling/transliteration of Irini (Greek).

greeeen Fri 07-Apr-17 12:01:53

I know a Phaemie she is Nigerian/British, not sure that had any influence on her name though.

BreconBeBuggered Fri 07-Apr-17 12:06:56

When I was pregnant with DC2, DS1 would go through a baby names book with me and was enchanted with the idea of calling a baby girl Orabel (you can guess how he pronounced it). Luckily baby was another DS.

chipbeanhoratio Fri 07-Apr-17 14:51:34

Eirene sounds like it maybe a version of Irene.

I could donate Aquilina, A great-great(?)aunt of mine was named Aquilina.

I met a woman called Ermioni a few weeks ago. Apparently the modern Greek version of Hermione? I thought it was lovely.

Cinderpi Fri 07-Apr-17 15:39:30

We had a Bluebell and a Tzarina at the beginning of the last century... You're welcome!

WhiteHairReally Sat 08-Apr-17 11:57:50

I know a Ferlina. It's been a family name for hundreds of years and someone in each generation gets it. It was her turn. I like it because I like her.

Another 'family name' I've come across and like is Undine, pronounced 'Undeen'.
I've remembered that I have actually met an Eirene too. Pronounced 'eye re an'.

chipbeanhoratio Sat 08-Apr-17 12:26:13

Fiorella is a family name. There usually seems to have been a mother (or aunt, grandmother etc) called Flora and then a baby girl named Fiorella. (both names are currently still in use...)

I also had a great-great aunt called Olympia. There was also a Diodora, an Andreana (I've only ever heard Adriana) and a Filumena (probably a version of Philomena?).

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 08-Apr-17 17:00:31

Izetta (Zettie).

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