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Subject: Re: More information about Elna
Author: Anneza   (Authenticated as Anneza)
Date: March 4, 2010 at 12:33:34 AM
Reply to: More information about Elna by Lumia
I've known it used here in South Africa, by Afrikaans-speaking parents, as a merger of El(izabeth) and (Hele)na. Traditionally, children were given names to honour their relatives, and these could be very long and old-fashioned, so blended names like Elna, Louette, Runine (honest!) etc come in useful.

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