[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Dabie Lutheran
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
> form of Lucia". Luise is not listed.
> If I locate anything to the contrary, I'll let you know.
Maureen is on the correct approach-
Elizabeth was a popular English queen.
Louisa was a popular Prussian queen.
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. . . Otto
" The Zen moment..." wk. of January 01, 2010-
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