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Subject: Marcella doesn't mean "dedicated to Mars"
Author: Miranda   (Authenticated as Randee15)
Date: June 13, 2005 at 10:48:02 PM
Reply to: Re: MARCELA,what `s the meaning of this name? by Miss Lissa
Marcella's simply ultimately derived from the god Mars's name.

Names like Marcus, Hermione, Dennis, Aphrodisia, and suchlike were probably originally given in the hopes that, if the child were named after a god/goddess, that deity would grant special divine protection to the child. In a sense, such names could be interpreted as "dedicated to [insert deity]", but the actual meanings of these names have nothing to do with "dedicated".

"Come... you must eat my child." — From an unknown badfic.

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