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From: William Fish <>
Subject: Re: [GA-Roots] Obit for Sarah A. Clary Leigh who settled among theCherokee Indians
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2004 10:39:24 -0400
Usage Note: The traditional conventions of address dictate that née or nee be followed only by a family name (which is,
to be sure, the only name one has at birth): Mrs. Mary Parks, née Case, not née Mary Case. · Née is a feminine form in
French, and both its spelling and its pronunciation indicate that it has not been fully nativized. Its use to describe
men who have changed their names is likely to raise eyebrows among people who recognize the etymology of the word,
unless the intention is clearly jocular. A phrase like John Smith, née Schmidt, would be more accurately- and less
affectedly- paraphrased with an unexceptionally English word such as born or formerly known as.
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From: "Ralph Bailey" <>
Sent: Friday, October 22, 2004 9:31 PM
Subject: Re: [GA-Roots] Obit for Sarah A. Clary Leigh who settled among the Cherokee Indians
> What I cited to you comes from Black's Law Dictionary.
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> From: "Olivia" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Friday, October 22, 2004 6:16 PM
> Subject: Re: [GA-Roots] Obit for Sarah A. Clary Leigh who settled among the Cherokee Indians
>> I've also seen it when referring to males, whether adopted or later using a
>> step-father's surname.
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