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Subject: Re: what does this mean?
Author: ltbugaf   (guest)
Date: March 22, 2002 at 11:26:12 PM
Reply to: what does this mean? by Kikiana Barikio
I'm guessing that Joestephia is an invented name, derived from Joseph/Josephine and Stephen/Stephanie, and given to a girl. Horestana looks like a similar invention, possibly based on Orestes or Horace, and once again applied to a female. Georgeita is an obvious feminization of George, apparently by someone who liked adding "ita" better than using the name Georgette, Georgia, or Georgine. Benjamina is a no-brainer--a feminine form of Benjamin.

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