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From: "NFMS" <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Names
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2005 14:10:23 -0500
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Do you have any idea on this name
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gary Boivin" <>
Sent: Saturday, February 26, 2005 1:03 PM
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Names
> French will rarely shorten a person's name into a nickname.
> "Why give someone a name if you aren't going to use it" was the
> response one of my teachers gave.
> There are exceptions...
> But they are usually pet names within the family... Example:
> Albert is often Bert --- Usually 'Ti-Bert when young ( Tsee-Bert)
> My brother-in-law is still called 'Ti-Bert even though he's in his
> 40's and is 6 feet tall
> - 'ti is short for "petit" (small) and has an invisible S in it ( TsEE )
> Chrysostome probably looks like a mouthful to an Anglophone.
> I will admit that I had a friend with this name but I never knew
> how to spell it until I was in high school <grin>.
> He lives in the Sudbury, Ontario area and he usually introduces
> himself to Anglophones as "Tom" or "Thomas" (formal)
> One I know in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario calls himself Chris.
> When I meet them I call them Chrysostome...
> They smile... Cuz they don't hear it often.
> And I remember from school.
> A teacher told us that our own name is the most pleasing word.
> Family nicknames often have nothing to do with their name.
> Sometimes the names can seem insulting by strangers but they are
> a term of endearment to the child.
> To many, their eyes water when they remember their father or
> mother giving them a big hug and saying "Ma 'tite Crotte / Chou".
> "Crotte" = Turd
> "Chou' = Cabbage
> My 10 year old daughter is watching what I'm typing and asked me
> to add that she is called "Brat" by my Anglophone mother and she
> just loves it. She says it makes her feel warm inside.. loved.
> Many French names that are shortened are often from the end.
> Albert = Bert
> Chrysostome = Tom
> Names ending in "line" or "lina" become Lynn or Lina
> Micheline = Lynn or Lina
> Adeline = Lynn or Lina
> Names ending in "delie" or "delia"
> Odelie = Delie or Delia
> Cedelie = Delie or Delia
> Names beginning with Euph... will often drop the EU.
> Euphronie = Fronie or Ronie
> Isn't just FUN trying to find our French ancestors!
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Sharon Warner" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Saturday, February 26, 2005 8:47 AM
> Subject: Re: [Q-R] Names
>> Are there any variants or common nicknames for Chrysostome?
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