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Subject: Caroline Mathilde
Author: Swiff   (Authenticated as Swiff)
Date: March 22, 2010 at 5:16:43 AM
Reply to: Thanks (m) by lac
I think that Kate's explanation makes sense. If it is known that Calma was used as a nn for Caroline Mathilde in that family it was most likely used for that reason.

The Latin origine idea could have been an "educated guess" by name book authors. I did google Calmus together with other terms and could not find any evidence of it being used in Ancient times.

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