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Subject: Re: Segolene
Author: Rene   (Authenticated as Rene)
Date: April 23, 2007 at 2:44:42 AM
Reply to: Re: Segolene by Anneza
Personally I trust the Sieglinde -> Ségolène derivation.

I saw this with quite a number of names of Germanic origin, i.e. that the French name variant has a form that for a speaker of a Germanic language sounds very strange. How, for example, do you arrive at Guillaume starting with Wilhelm? But I don't think that these derivations are in doubt.

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