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Subject: Re: Kildine.
Author: Pie   (Authenticated as Pie)
Date: October 12, 2011 at 7:39:41 AM
Reply to: Kildine. by SugarPlumFairy
Interesting question. It isn't French, exactly.
Princess Chantal (daughter of Prince Henri, Comte de Paris - one of the pretenders to the French throne) is the origin of it in France; she named her daughter Kildine in 1979. She got it from the title of a book she'd had as a child, written by Queen Marie of Romania: 'Kildine, histoire d’une méchante petite princesse' (Kildine, story of a naughty little princess), published in the 1930s. The book is a fairy-tale, so I imagine that Queen Marie (one of Queen Victoria's grand-daughters, and born in England) made the name up.

It looks like it's also a really rare and possibly defunct Irish surname, so maybe that's where she got it from. But it seems more likely to me that she just invented it for the story.

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