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Re: names of misscriptive origin (was: RE: A question and introduction

From:Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>
Date:Thursday, June 13, 2002, 5:23
 --- John Cowan wrote:

> A related case is the name Wendy, which has no normal etymology, > and first appeared AFAWK in James Barrie's play _Peter Pan_. > Supposedly, it's a childish pronunciation + hypocoristic of > "friend", i.e. [fwEndi].
Interesting! I always thought that Wendy was a diminution of Gwen or Gwendolyn... Jan ===== "Originality is the art of concealing your source." - Franklin P. Jones __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Everything you'll ever need on one web page from News and Sport to Email and Music Charts