Friday, 13 March 2009

What's in a Name?

I came across this cross in our local churchyard. I was interested in the Christian name, Arthurina. When I did some research, it was listed as the female version of Arthur. This got me thinking. Was she referred to as Arthur for short? I thought this was pretty unique, but as I started writing this, I thought of Fredericka which must be the female version of Frederick. I guess there must be others, but I can't think of any. Does anyone know of other examples of cross-naming?


  1. Alan from the south East came up with Alan and Alana, and Michael and Michaela, but these may be modern?

  2. Josephine for Joseph. Great blog and wonderful rose photo at the top.

  3. Maria,
    Welcome! Thanks for the suggestion and the compliment. I was impressed and inspired by your blog today.
    Best wishes