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Is Santa a nick name for something?

(16 Posts)
HeadFairy Fri 25-Sep-09 21:40:37

Ok I know it's Santa Claus's name but doesn't Tara Palmer Tompkinson have a sister called Santa? Is that her real name or is it short for something?

LynetteScavo Fri 25-Sep-09 21:45:10

I thought it was her real name!

LynetteScavo Fri 25-Sep-09 21:46:45

Santa

HeadFairy Fri 25-Sep-09 21:51:54

Oh lynette, that's really rather nice!

Disclaimer: I do have an Argentine mother like Santa TP, but dd is due on Christmas day, so it might be faintly ridiculous to call her Santa, no?

RunningGirl Fri 25-Sep-09 21:54:11

Usually short for Santina isn't it?

stepaway Fri 25-Sep-09 21:56:19

isn't it just the spanish word for saintly?

HeadFairy Fri 25-Sep-09 21:56:40

Lynette's link says Santana, which I prefer I think.

cookielove Fri 25-Sep-09 21:57:25

i know santos is a name so maybe that, for a boy

seeker Fri 25-Sep-09 21:59:54

There's a child in a children's book by Noel Streatfield called Santa.

HeadFairy Fri 25-Sep-09 22:09:06

The more I think about it, the more I like it... is it really bonkers to call a girl born at Christmas time Santa?

kalo12 Fri 25-Sep-09 22:10:35

i know a girl called santa

cat64 Fri 25-Sep-09 22:19:48

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serinBrightside Fri 25-Sep-09 23:19:20

Surely it means Saint?
As in Saint Nicholas.

florence2511 Sat 26-Sep-09 02:28:54

It means Saint in Italian

as in Santa Maria del Fiore

thumbwitch Sat 26-Sep-09 02:35:07

tis a bit evil - like Holly, Noel etc.
Any other day, it would be nice but the Christmas link is harsh, imo.

southernbelle77 Sat 26-Sep-09 07:48:38

Wouldn't persoanlly anyway, but DEFINITELY not at christmas! Think the poor love would be having no end of teasing and explaining to do throughout it's life!

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