Saturday, March 24

Rare Dutch Girls: Part Five


illustration by Rie Cramer via janwillemsen on Flickr


Here's the second half of names used only twice in last year's Dutch birth announcements. Some lovely little finds here —  


Alberthe 
Annefien 
Anne-Rixt
Bodille    
Cathalina 
Catho — could be a nickname for Cathalina, above
Dautsen — looks like a variant spelling of Doutzen 
Djune
Elfin
Faeline  
Fennetijn  
Floralie — so pretty
Inora 
Janthe 
Jiva 
Lillyam 
Lovis
Luxi 
Marouscha 
Najoua 
Navaja — Navajo-inspired, I wonder?
Pelda
Pieta
Selle
Trix  

5 comments:

  1. I think you may have just given me THE name!

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  2. ooh, really! hmm, I can guess which one, I think ...

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  3. I really like Bodille (I like Bodil too but with the extra -le it makes it look much more feminine, which I like) I also like Lovis & Selle.

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  4. Oh, I'm sure you can. After a night or two to think about it, I don't know if I'm quite as sure again. Naming the second girl is HARD!

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  5. Can anyone clarify how the "-tijn" ending is pronounced? The only explanations I've been able to find are "It's like tine...sort of."

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