Re: A perfect day for introducing myself
|From:||Paul Bennett <paulnkathy@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, February 6, 2000, 4:50|
On 5 Feb 00, at 19:48, nicole perrin wrote:
> Paul Bennett wrote:
> > Kim is a perfectly valid, if rare, UK male forename, AFAICT. My local TV
> > station had a male news anchor called (ISTR) Kim Riley, and nobody batted
> > an eyelid at it. There are certainly others, but I can't bring any other
> > examples imediately to mind. Might it be (Old) Celtic in origin? I don't
> > have my name-etymology book to hand.
> Yes, my father was born in England, where he says it's perfectly normal
> for a boy/man to be named Kim. In America, however, it's not so normal
> at all... I'm not sure of the etymology....wait, here's the book, it
> says it's from Old English, meaning "one who rules; a chief." We also
> have a form from Old Welsh, "Kimball," meaning "a warrior chief who is
> both bold and noble."
Interesting, is that related to the Scots name Campbell by any chance?