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Subject: Re: [Q-R] First Name Basilissa
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2004 09:22:13 EDT
In a message dated 8/27/2004 5:14:19 PM Eastern Standard Time,
Has anyone run across Basilissa as a first name for a female? Wondering if
there was another name the person might go by. Like a relative of mine used
Isabelle and Elisabeth, interchangeably.
Reason I am asking, I am looking in Chateaugay,NY registries and ran across
the name of parents as Xavier Larrivee and Basilissa Dame for a couple of
the children's marriages but also found parents listed as Francis Xavier
Larrivee and Isabella Dame for some others.
I know Xavier was commonly used with Francois/Francis, but what about
Isabella/Isabelle for Basilissa?
Don't know if you've had an answer to your query, but, for what it's worth, I
have a gt-gt grandmother named Marie Basilisse Pellerin (1813-1882). No
indication that it was used interchangeably with Isabelle...or anything else.