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From: Ms Betty Fredericks <>
Subject: [NORCAL] Resource: Baby-Name books
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2011 02:53:39 -0800 (PST)
Just wanted to remind researchers of a resource many might not think about: baby-name books. I have 4 or 5 of them as I can pick them up in 2nd-hand shops and thrift shops, etc. I just took out one of mine and see that there are 2 spellings of Harriet, including Harriott, and that Hattie might also be a nickname for - Henrietta. (My father had an Aunt "Etta" because of Henrietta.) And an alternate spelling is . Hatty or Hetty. Isn't there an actress with that name? And don't forget Hedda Hopper (sp?).
I don't see the name, Hassie, in the 2 books I just took off shelf, but the 2nd one offers first-name from other countries and other cultures. I just opened it to a page which mentions: Nasya, Nata, and don't forget "Nattie" is short for Natalie.
And, I agree with the comment that girls should not be given nicknames or cute names at birth. They should be given a name which will carry them through to adulthood. When and if we do finally have a female President of the USA, she should not be called, for example, President Candy Striper ! :o)
Betty (near Lowell, MA)
(on Lists and Boards for 10 yrs.; now an Admin for 9 Lists and 3 Boards,
including CAN-USA-Migration (List and Boards) and the New-England-Research
Board and List)