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Subject: Re: I never asked for the Spanish form... nt
Author: Andy   (guest, 217.229.219.250)
Date: August 6, 2004 at 12:28:42 AM
Reply to: Re: I never asked for the Spanish form... nt by Magia
Hi, Magia!
I think you are perfectly right claiming that the Spanish or Portuguese form of a name may well be considered as "Latinate" in some way or other. In a dictionary you may find "imitative of or derived from Latin" as an definition of "Latinate" - and the Romanic languages are definitely "derived from Latin", as you explain so nicely. But I guess a lot of people who ask for the "Latinate form" of a name have something classical in mind.
In the case of Davidus the first half of the definition would apply, in fact I think DAVIDUS is rather an artificial name and we can be thankfull it didn't prevail. I would stick to DAVID, in fact we called our boy DAVID which I think is a lovely name (opinion board!).

Andy ;—)

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