|Subject:||Re: The name Samantha|
|Author:||clevelandkentevans (Authenticated as clevelandkentevans)|
|Date:||January 24, 2012 at 7:54:07 AM|
|Reply to:||The name Samantha by Mark Webb|
You can't just find a similar-looking name in the past and assume it is the origin of a modern name without providing the links that show how the two are related. Unless you can trace the use of Simaetha down the centuries and show how it changed into Samantha, this is just a hypothesis without real evidence.
This is not to say this hypothesis can't be correct; just that pointing out the use of Simaetha in Aristophanes' play is no proof there's any connection between it and Samantha.
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