[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Dabie Lutheran

Otto otto at schienke.com
Sat Nov 13 10:43:05 PST 2010

On Nov 13, 2010, at 12:52 PM, Spaghettitree at aol.com wrote:

> Looking at one source, Names, Nicknames and Misspelled Names by  Nancy
> Ellen Carlberg, which is more a collection than an explanation, I  
> had  thought
> you would be most certainly correct, but not according to this   
> book.   Luise
> says see Louise, Lucy and there are dozens of versions  of those, but
> nothing close to Elizabeth, as would seem logical -  Liza/Louisa/ 
> Luise.   In
> another source, German Names - A Practical  Guide by Kenneth L.  
> Smith, a very
> scholarly approach, again, many versions  of Elizabeth, but  
> beginning with Li
> rather than Lo or Lu.  Louise or  Luise isn't even mentioned here.    
> So this
> Luise appears to derive from  Louise or Lucy rather than Elizabeth..
> According to The Facts on File  Dictionary of First Names by  
> Dunkling and
> Gosling, again, lists of  alternates and nicknames for Elizabeth  
> along with its
> historical origin but  none beginning with Lo or Lu.  Louise is  
> declared as the
> French feminine  form of Louis. Lucy is stated to be the "normal  
> English
> form of  Lucia".   Luise is not listed.
> If I locate anything to the contrary, I'll let you know.
> Maureen

Maureen is on the correct approach-
Elizabeth was a popular English queen.
Louisa was a popular Prussian queen.
The following are inclusive references.
See the following URLS:

. . .   Otto
          " The Zen moment..." wk. of January 01, 2010-
                   "Satisfaction . . . lurks in the answers."

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