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Subject: Re: Names submission
Author: Domhnall   (guest, 68.161.146.174)
Date: March 30, 2004 at 11:49:04 PM
Reply to: Re: Names submission by Devonelisa
To justify the feminine usage of "Kellan," I've seen it as varient of "Keelin" when translating "Caoilfhionn" (slender-fair) into English.

"Renny" or "Rennie" is almost certainly derived from "Reynold/Ronald/Ranald," especially considering that both these full-names and short-forms are more common in Scotland. I've seen it equated in Irish to "Reannach" (for 'pointed' or 'starry'), along with "Rene," but this is naturally suspect (though maybe in Ulster/Donegal).


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