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
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