Huh, well here's an interesting paradox:  "Linda" is on the approved list, 
but I have only come across it in all the records I've reviewed one time; 
it was given to an exposta who died at birth.  "Rosa", my sister's name and 
given in honor of her grandmother, her great-great grandmother,  
great-great-great grandmother and sprinkled all across our family tree like 
blossoms, is not.  "Traditional" phooey! 

:P

Linda

On Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 10:24:45 PM UTC-7, Cheri Mello wrote:
>
> This came up once before and Eliseu shared the list of acceptable names 
> for children today in Portugal. Here is a little write up in the 
> "Portuguese American Journal" about names today. It also contains a link to 
> the list that Eliseu previously provided. https://goo.gl/OwuQCF
> Cheri Mello
> Listowner, Azores-Gen
> Researching: Vila Franca, Ponta Garca, Ribeira Quente, Ribeira das 
> Tainhas, Achada
>

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