Thursday, 22 May 2014

Dutch Delights

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These delights come to us from a number of birth and baptism registers of the Netherlands, from 1780 to 1880. By covering the same 100 years as with the French Delights, I hope that it starts to give us a picture of how different countries around Europe were naming their young ladies. Next up will be Sweden!
 

Alida
Alpheda
Anje
Antonetta
Apolonia
Arendina
Biara
Bina
Clasina
Coenradina
Ebeldina
Ebetha
Ediena
Edina
Elsie
Elsien
Emmerentia
Engelina
Euphemia
Everdina
Gerarda
Gerharda
Gesina
Geslena
Goutie
Hadassa
Hebbelina
Henderika
Hendrina
Hermina
Hillegien
Iwiena
Jacoba
Jacomina
Janna
Janneke
Jansie
Jantien
Johannetta
Joradina
Kunegunda
Lamberta
Laurensia
Livingstone
Martina
Mechelina
Mietien
Perpetua
Petronella
Ribca
Rozette
Sibilla
Siena
Sipora
Titia
Zara
Zimie

Image: Two Dancers by Edgar Degas