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Old [[manuscript]]s can be useful for finding '''Old English Names'''.  New Testament names like Mary, Joseph, John, and Elizabeth were common as well.  Baby name books usually aren't helpful unless they tell what century and country it came from.
 
Old [[manuscript]]s can be useful for finding '''Old English Names'''.  New Testament names like Mary, Joseph, John, and Elizabeth were common as well.  Baby name books usually aren't helpful unless they tell what century and country it came from.
  
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(Arval Benicoeur, Mar 2005: In fact, New Testament names were not generally used in England until after the Norman Conquest, except by clerics.  The fashion for using New Testament names spread through Western Europe in the 10th to 12th centuries.  The best way to choose a name that fits your culture is to pick one that was actually used there. )
  
 
== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
 
* [http://www.medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames/ Scottish/Gaelic Names]
 
* [http://www.medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames/ Scottish/Gaelic Names]
* [http://www.panix.com/~mittle/names/ First names in Breton and German bynames]
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* [http://s-gabriel.org/names/ Medieval Names Archive]

Revision as of 04:02, 25 March 2005

Old manuscripts can be useful for finding Old English Names. New Testament names like Mary, Joseph, John, and Elizabeth were common as well. Baby name books usually aren't helpful unless they tell what century and country it came from.

(Arval Benicoeur, Mar 2005: In fact, New Testament names were not generally used in England until after the Norman Conquest, except by clerics. The fashion for using New Testament names spread through Western Europe in the 10th to 12th centuries. The best way to choose a name that fits your culture is to pick one that was actually used there. )

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