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Subject: Re: [Ess] Golden used as a forename
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2006 02:25:22 EDT
In a message dated 16/08/2006 20:48:01 GMT Standard Time,
One book on my desk says that "Golden" is a feminine name, and it started
being used in the 1800's. Modern forms of the name would be Golda (as in
Mrs. Golda Meir) and Goldie (as in Goldie Hawn).
It also has "Golding" as a masculine name, which is usually a surname but
occasionally used as a first name. Origin of name is not known but may
have indicated someone with "golden" hair.
"Golden" can also be a masculine name - at least among Latter-day Saints
In the early 20C there was a prominent figure in the Mormon Church named J
Golden KImball, son of Heber C Kimball, one of the leaders of the early Church.
Mike Stone - Peterborough, England
For the strength of the Hills we bless, thee, Our God, our fathers' God.
Thou hast made thy children mighty, By the touch of the mountain sod.
Thou hast led thy chosen Israel, To freedom's last abode.
For the strength of the hills we bless, thee, Our God, our fathers' God.