Bruce, a chara,
Please send me this file when you get it.
Go raibh maith agat,
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> From: bljones1@INTERNET (Bruce L. Jones) [log in to unmask]
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> Subject: Gaelic names anyone ???
> Date sent: 6-Dec-1996 01:06:11
> 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
> me know.
> Sla/n go fo/ill,
> Bruce L. Jones
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> 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!
> > Come
> >on, folks! Michael is the most common name in the western world.
> >There must
> >be a Gaelic equivalent. And Bette is the name of one of the most
> >and imaginative people in all the world, Bette Thomlinson. So,
> >surely, there
> >must be a Gaelic equivalent. :-)
> >mic duggan