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Re: Name of Christian (was: Vocab #5)

From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Sunday, April 28, 2002, 18:35
Newton wrote:>
>On 27 Apr 02, at 15:00, Danny Wier wrote: > > > >I've never seen the name Christian (without trailing -e or -a) being > > >used in a female sense, though I keep hearing that it exists in the > > >US. Weird. > > > > What about Christina? And there's the reporter Christiane Amanpour (her >last > > name, ironically, is Iranian). > >I would consider those both female (together with Christine). But plain >"Christian", spelled that way, I have only seen as a male name. > >All four names (-ian, -ine, -ina, -iane) are reasonably common in >Germany.
In Swedish we've got a pretty impressive array of name variants derived from _khristianos_/_khristiana_. Male: _Christian_, _Kristian_, _Christer_, _Krister_ Female: _Christina_, _Kristina_, _Christine_, _Kristin_, _Kerstin_* * ['CEs`tin] - it's not only anglophones who can mangle Latin! That's only the common versions - you can also see some real weird varieties - I particularly detest _Qristina_. |Q| is simply not supposed to occure execpt as part of |qu|/|qv|! I've also seen _Xristina_, presumeably intended to resemble the look of the Greek original. Andreas _________________________________________________________________ Send and receive Hotmail on your mobile device: