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Subject: Re: Jasmine and Eliot ---Ancient and Medieval ??
Author: Cleveland Kent Evans   (Authenticated as clevelandkentevans)
Date: March 26, 2007 at 8:16:24 AM
Reply to: Jasmine and Eliot ---Ancient and Medieval ?? by Queen of Egypt
The surname Eliot is partly derived from a Norman French pet form of Elias, and so Eliot was certainly used in everyday speech in medieval times, though it probably wasn't often considered an "official" name, just as it's rare today for Bob to be an "official" name even though many official Roberts are called nothing but Bob in everyday life.

For a discussion of the use of the name Jasmine in medieval times, see:

http://www.medievalscotland.org/problem/given/jasmine.shtml

P.S. Sorry I hadn't noticed that Array had already given you the above reference. Great minds think alike! :)

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