given name vs baptismal name

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given name vs baptismal name

Postby oilman19 » 15 Oct 2010, 12:08

I have a birth act that shows (on the Baptismal side) the name "Alessandra Viggiano dico Iannotta".
On the left side the baby's name is simply Alessandra.
The mother's surname is Viggiano.
Can someone please explain this baptismal name for me.

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Re: given name vs baptismal name

Postby liviomoreno » 15 Oct 2010, 12:33

Posting the act would help a lot...

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Re: given name vs baptismal name

Postby oilman19 » 15 Oct 2010, 13:22

http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/126/ ... abirth.jpg

Here is the birth act for Alessandra Iannotta.
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Re: given name vs baptismal name

Postby oilman19 » 15 Oct 2010, 13:25

http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/126/ ... abirth.jpg

Here is page 2 with the mother's name.
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Re: given name vs baptismal name

Postby maestra36 » 15 Oct 2010, 13:36

jim
It's a correction to the error on the baptismal record which has the mother's surname instead of the father's. It means it should say Iannotta
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Re: given name vs baptismal name

Postby oilman19 » 15 Oct 2010, 13:46

I was unable to determine the proper meaning of "dico".

Thank you very much.
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Re: given name vs baptismal name

Postby Italysearcher » 15 Oct 2010, 15:41

It's a bit like saying AKA 'also known as'
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Re: given name vs baptismal name

Postby liviomoreno » 15 Oct 2010, 15:44

Italysearcher wrote:It's a bit like saying AKA 'also known as'

Nope, it is a correction of a mistake!
Also known as would be "detto".


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