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Subject: Re: Does anyone know?
Author: Anneza   (Authenticated as Anneza)
Date: February 4, 2007 at 10:00:08 PM
Reply to: Does anyone know? by Egyptian Princess
I don't think it was used in Britain until the Hanoverian dynasty moved in - early eighteenth century, therefore. It gained momentum, became one of the names Jane Austen used, and as far as I recall Dickens used it more for working-class women and children than for his (relatively) posh characters. Then it faded out, and now it's fading back in, along with Charlene and Charlize and such.

I don't know when it came to prominence in Germany, and if it was a popular name before it became a royal one, but someone will - Satu, probably!

All the best

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