Mhic, a chairde,
Did you not get my message regarding your own fine name; Michael,
Mi/chea/l, pronounced like "Mickel"? Actually, it is *not* Gaelic at all,
as I mentioned before, just a gaelicization of an English name - Michael
- from the bible. These, and many others, were adoped in the
post-christian era as a convention of the Catholic Church.
Well, it took me awhile to get back to my list for the other name. Bette
is the diminuitive form of Elizabeth, meaning "God has sworn" in Hebrew,
I believe. It is not an Irish name but there is a similar Gaelicization:
Eilis, pronounced like "I - lees". This help?
Actually, there has been so much interest that I might edit my large file
into an ascii readable version and post it in chunks, like Ray is doing
with the great religion info. It would be in the neighborhood of 50
pages, anyone interested? If so I could have it done in a few days. Let
Sla/n go fo/ill,
Bruce L. Jones
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Mojave Desert - The Geographic Center of Nowhere
On Thu, 5 Dec 1996 19:23:52 -0500 [log in to unmask] writes:
><<(SNIP) is identical with the English Evelina and Evelyn; and while
>>popularity as Eibhlin it has been retranslated as Eileen, Aileen, and
>>other variations. Any of these would work. So Anelle could be:
>>A/ine Aileen or A/ine Eibhli/n
>>Whatcha think Anelle?>>>
>Okay. Still no one has told us what the names Michael and Bette are!
>on, folks! Michael is the most common name in the western world.
>be a Gaelic equivalent. And Bette is the name of one of the most
>and imaginative people in all the world, Bette Thomlinson. So,
>must be a Gaelic equivalent. :-)