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Subject: Perhaps
Author: Lumia   (Authenticated as Lumia)
Date: February 18, 2006 at 3:10:04 AM
Reply to: Zildy's Name by Jonas
her parents made up the name, but Sildi is a nickname of the Spanish name Casilda (Casilda>Casildita>Sildita>Sildi). Some authors think that Casilda comes from the Arabic qasida (a kind of Arabic and Persian poem), but Roberto Faure suggests a Germanic origin because of the ending -ilda (from the Germanic -hild, "battle").

The confusion between S and Z is a usual misspelling in American Spanish, where C/Z/S has the same sound (Sildi, Cildi and Zildy in American Spanish sound the same).

And for the Y as vowel, it is a misspelling in Spanish, but it is not hard to see this use in nicknames (specially feminine) in an attempt to anglicize: Bassy (for Basi, from Basilisa), Emy (Emiia>Emi>Emy)Dely (Adelina>Delina>Deli), Nardy (Leonarda>Leonardita>Nardita>Nardi), Cary (Caridad>Cari>, etc.


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