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25-10-2018, 17:19   #16
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I had a Neale was put in as Nigellus.
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If you can believe what you read on the internet, Donatus is Duncan but in turn the origin of Duncan is the Irish name Donnchadh, so Denis.
Before looking it up, I had thought that Donati could be the Latin for Donncahdh. This website gives the Latin for Donnchadh as Donatus (as we know Latin names could be recorded quite a bit differently in spelling by priests) and as you say, Donnchadh has been Anglicised to Denis.
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My own mother had to take either Mary or Bernadette for her confirmation because it was the centenary of Lourdes and the RC church in Ireland had mandated that they were the only 2 names every girl could take that year! And Mary was already her middle name!!
She could, just to be contrary, have taken Mary again.

Did she have green fingers?
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