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Subject: Re: Charlize
Author: Anneza   (Authenticated as Anneza)
Date: February 22, 2007 at 10:00:04 PM
Reply to: Re: Charlize by Cleveland Kent Evans
It's also quite often a blend of Charlene/Charlotte and Elize. This is a frequent approach in South Africa, which started as a response to the pressure to use family names for children who would then share that name with several cousins! And so the habit grew ... I knew a Maria Elizabeth Helena who was known as Marelna, and gave it to her daughter as a complete name. And there are many others!

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