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Haddayr Copley-Woods [userpic]

weird names

September 21st, 2005 (10:57 am)

Many people consistently spell Éiden's name wrong. I realize this is an unusual spelling and bear it with fortitude, as I bear with misspellings of my own name. And I've nearly given up on the accent mark (properly called a fada in Irish).

Two of the chronic offenders, though, are most baffling: my friend Oriane, who you think would pay attention to these things especially with a name like that; and my mother, who is not only his grandmother for god's sake but went and named her daughters Haddayr, Alaunde, Noedahn, and Djuna.


Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: October 11th, 2005 06:27 am (UTC)
Weird names

I told Alaunde at contra dance about Brenwedh and Naritsa. My fictional character who writes fiction (actually I write it) is Xardana (Síordan in Irish, SarDan in Klingon). She has (I mean I have) written about the Eyaden on Denhuil, starring Bredhil. I'll be looking for your books, Haddayr.

I know Yarina (authoress in the Superstition Mountains).

Other names or real dancers in Colorado are: O'Nell, Dhouri, Anelia, Lynêle, Thèrése. And Wyoming has Marjiana.

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