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CHAT: weird names,was Re: conlanging,the ultimate feminist subversion

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Wednesday, August 4, 1999, 0:05
nicole perrin wrote:
> My surname, however, is Perrin, and > I have no idea what that means. In fact, I don't even know where it > originated from.
According to my book on surname origins, it is French/English, meaning "Little Peter", ultimately from Latin _Petrus_. -- "[H]e axed after eggys: And the goode wyf answerde, that she coude not speke no Frenshe ... And then at last a nother sayd that he woulde haue hadde eyren: then the goode wyf sayd that she vnderstood hym wel." -- William Caxton ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor