We named our daughter Ælia Constance
on 9 August
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
Our daughter's webpage is: http://www.Aelia.us
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.