[ANSTHRLD] Name Help-Italian
rudin at ev1.net
Thu Aug 21 08:57:23 PDT 2008
>I am looking for help with the Italian feminine name "Angeline Feliciano."
> Submitter does not specifty period, but has a late period persona. I have
> found the name Angelina for the 14th century nun, later saint, Angelina
> Marsciano. Does anyone have information on late female Italian names? I
> could not find anything for "Feliciano" on Saint Gabriel. Thanks in
Without time for careful research, this looks like a Italian woman's name
with a French ending and a post-period Spanish surname. Is that what she
I can't find an Italian feminine name that ends in -ne. The very few that
end in -e seem to be -ce, -re, and one that was -nte. Yes, I know that
Greek eta sometimes translates as an "e", as in Athena / Athene, but to use
that fact you'd need to show the Greek derivation, which isn't there.
Also, does she know that the final "e" would be pronounced in Italian?
This would be "An-jel-een-eh" or "An-jel-een-ay". (The final pronounced
but unaccented vowel is so ubiquitous in Italian that native speakers
tend-a to put it in-a, even when it does not-a belong-a.)
If she made it French, there's no problem. The final -e is very common in
I only know the name "Feliciano" from the Mexican singer. What reason does
the submittor have for believing it is either Italian or period? I don't
know of the use of "Happy year" as a surname that early, or in Italy.
I am not a scholar of either the Romance languages involved or Italian
history, and could be mistaken. But I think she's chosen a non-period
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