[ANSTHRLD] Looking for Help with a Roman Name
Lee & Susan
lecachot at airmail.net
Sat May 3 07:00:47 PDT 2003
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Is there anyone out there who could help me with creating a Roman name? I am looking for a name for a persona from the early Empire period, 1st - early 2nd centuries C.E. From what I've been able to find, I would be using a name with two elements, nomen and cognomen, both in a feminized form. My questions from there are primarily these:
1) Which name would a person be called by their friends, the nomen or cognomen?
2) I'm interested in using the name Drusilla, I've found Drusus listed as a nomen and (from my minimal understanding of Latin) the normal feminine form would be Drusa. Would Drusilla be possible, also, as a feminized (possibly a diminutive form) nomen for a woman?
My sincere thanks to anyone who can help me with this,
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