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> From: YnisAval@INTERNET (Jhenah Mari) [log in to unmask]
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> Subject: Re: Gaelic names anyone ???
> Date sent: 7-Dec-1996 15:00:47 -0500
Anyone who's going to help Jhenah should consider that Gina is a
diminutive of Regina, which isn't unlike the ri/gan in Mo/rri/gan.
I believe ri/gana or ri/gan also means queen, just like Regina. So
she could be Ri/gan Ma/ire. That's my suggestion, particularly if a
real Irish-speaker could back me up about my assumptions here...
is mise le meas,
> I was wondering if I could join this bandwagon. Although I spell it Jhenah,
> my name at birth was Gina Marie.... I know that Gina is a dimunitive of
> Regina meaning "Queen", and that Marie comes from Mary meaning "bitter"...
> (great energy to live in ...Bitter Queen!!!!). In Welsh, Rhion means
> queen... but here my knowledge ends. I would appreciate any suggestions
> (with phonetics if possible :) ), Welsh or Gaelic.
> Please feel free to correct me if I am wrong, but it is my understanding that
> in Welsh Ap means son of, like Mac and Mc, I suppose. If Ni and Nic are
> daughter of ... what is the equivalent of Nic in Welsh?
> Thanks for your patience.... Im trying to learn!
> Jhenah NicIsh
> (who is considering having her olfactory nerve severed.... as long as the
> optic nerves are still working.....)