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naming question

Postby fredoniapeaches » 09 Sep 2009, 19:26

was it common to name twins with the same first name and a different middle name... or is just my crazy family? I have twin great great aunts... Maria Lucia and Maria Carmina.
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Re: naming question

Postby suanj » 09 Sep 2009, 19:31

it is common....
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Re: naming question

Postby BethW » 10 Sep 2009, 00:50

And, at least as far as the name Maria is concerned, it's not just twins. My GG-grandfather's sisters were Maria Pasquala, Maria Concetta, Maria Grazia, Bambina Maria, and Maria Antonia (and, just for good measure, his wife was named Maria Fedela, and their only daughter was Maria Carmela).
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Re: naming question

Postby Squigy » 09 Oct 2009, 00:50

BethW wrote:And, at least as far as the name Maria is concerned, it's not just twins. My GG-grandfather's sisters were Maria Pasquala, Maria Concetta, Maria Grazia, Bambina Maria, and Maria Antonia (and, just for good measure, his wife was named Maria Fedela, and their only daughter was Maria Carmela).


In my family they named two of their daughter's (who were born a few years apart) Rose. They called the older one big Rosie, and the younger little Rosie.
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Re: naming question

Postby liviomoreno » 09 Oct 2009, 06:11

BethW wrote:And, at least as far as the name Maria is concerned, it's not just twins. My GG-grandfather's sisters were Maria Pasquala, Maria Concetta, Maria Grazia, Bambina Maria, and Maria Antonia (and, just for good measure, his wife was named Maria Fedela, and their only daughter was Maria Carmela).


Please consider that in Italy we do not have a middle name, so "Maria Grazia", "Maria Benedetta" and so on is the given name. In some cases the name is written as a single word such as Mariagrazia.
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Re: naming question

Postby PeterTimber » 09 Oct 2009, 18:32

You all might wish to consult Italian Naming Traditions by going to
www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwisdom/italiannaming.html and become familiar with the subject matter. =Peter=
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