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Subject: Re: Aelia is an old Roman name
Author: JT Trainer   (guest)
Date: September 2, 2005 at 6:16:39 PM
Reply to: Re: Aelia is an old Roman name by Andromeda
We named our daughter Ælia Constance on 9 August 2005.

Ælia is the nomen of the ancient Roman gens name from Hadrian (A.D. 76 to A.D. 136). For which Jerusalem was renamed, Ælia Capitolina in A.D. 131.

Our daughter is named particularly for Empress Saint Ælia Flaccilla, the first Empress to carry said name. She was wife of Emperor Theodosius the Great and mother of Emperor Honorius of the West and Arcadius of the East. She was the last Empress of the combined Roman Empire:

Our daughter's webpage is: For your information the pronunciation is EH-LEE-AH via the Latin (Ecclesiastical) pronunciation of the 4th century A.D. The Æ is a dipthong. In Latin it is considered one character with one pronunciation.

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