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Cerensa or Kerenza

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goomum Thu 25-Jun-09 14:35:32

There seems to be so many different ways to spell this Cornish name.

Karenza
Carenza

Karensa
Carensa

Kerensa
Cerensa

Kerenza
Cerenza

What do you think of the name and how would you prefer to see it spelled?

EyeballsandherSunburntNorks Thu 25-Jun-09 14:36:49

I prefer Kerensa, that's the most common spelling I've seen although it's not a common name (the wrong side of the Tamar anyway!). Lovely though

llareggub Thu 25-Jun-09 14:37:53

I've only met one Kerenza. She wasn't Cornish.

MrsKitty Thu 25-Jun-09 14:39:58

Prefer it beginning with a "K", and like all "K" spellings apart from Karensa - Not sure why I don't like that option though!

legalalien Thu 25-Jun-09 15:03:38

Carenza, like the nice woman from Time Team. I always assumed it was italian, but having done a quick translate in google, see that it is in fact the italian word for shortage, or deficiency. so perhaps rule it out on that ground (you never know where she may end up living!)

Tamlin Thu 25-Jun-09 21:01:09

I really like the Carenza spelling - it's related etymologically to the Welsh Carys/cariad, so the 'car' makes more sense to me. But the Italian 'deficiency' measning does put me off.

Gattina83 Thu 25-Jun-09 22:30:03

Ce will be pronounced serenza, starting with Karen sounds made up, Carensa or Kerensa imo

expatinscotland Thu 25-Jun-09 22:30:57

How about Credenza, that's at least not completely made up?

LundyBancroftatemyhusband Thu 25-Jun-09 22:31:50

I know a Kerensa who is a sweet and lovely woman.

<seal of approval> smile

LundyBancroftatemyhusband Thu 25-Jun-09 22:32:29

'may I see your Credzials Madam' grin

LundyBancroftatemyhusband Thu 25-Jun-09 22:32:49

'may I see your Credenzials Madam' grin

LundyBancroftatemyhusband Thu 25-Jun-09 22:33:13

see what I did there

Oh dear grin

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