Gayle,

Eugenia!  don't think I've seen that one.  I have seen "Aida."  Those wacky 
Victorian era parents--no old fashioned Balthazars (approved) or 
Apolonarias (not approved) for them!   I had a great aunt Vielminha (not 
approved), and I recently started wondering if there was some sort of 
German fad in the 19th c to account for all the Gertrudes and if possibly 
Vielminha was a variation on Wilhelmina.   Saint's names (like Joanna or 
Barbara) usually fall as Portuguese on my ears.  But, I had a Portuguese 
friend in kindergarten (Joanne; Joana is approved) who's mom was named 
"MaryAnn", and until early this week it had never occurred to me that she 
was probably named for a "Marianna" (approved) in her family.... I'd just 
been amazed that she had such a modern, American-as-apple-pie name for 
someone so culturally Portuguese.  Anyway... names!  yup.

:)
Linda

On Friday, September 16, 2016 at 8:49:44 PM UTC-7, good...@aol.com wrote:
>
> Linda,
>
> Thanks for the context of the conversation. I do know that when I was 
> doing my research, I found names on Pico that I did not think would be 
> "traditionally" Portuguese. Joanna, Barbara and Eugenia come to mind. The 
> last one caused a fellow researcher to insist I couldn't possibly be 
> reading the record correctly until I produced it. You never know what the 
> motivations were for choosing names. While the given names may be 
> interesting, the alcunhas in the records are positively fascinating. 
>
> Gayle
>
>
>
> On Sep 16, 2016, at 8:39 PM, linda <menese...@gmail.com <javascript:>> 
> wrote:
>
> Hi Gayle,
>
> Cheri answered your question, but for context: I mentioned "Gertrudes" 
> because in the records I've looked at, it seemed to be an extremely popular 
> name for girls in the late 19th century-- something I would never have 
> guessed.   The article Cheri linked to stated that "As far as tradition, 
> the law favors names that are traditionally Portuguese,"  and I was curious 
> whether "Gertrudes" made the list or not.  I guess that historically 
> popular doesn't automatically  mean "traditionally Portuguese"
>
> :D
>
> Linda
>
> On Friday, September 16, 2016 at 6:13:32 PM UTC-7, good...@aol.com wrote:
>>
>> I've apparently missed the beginning of this conversation, so I'm curious 
>> as to your interpretation of "modern." I have in my database a woman whose 
>> name was Gertrudes born in 1727 in Candelaria, Pico. 
>>
>> Gayle
>>
>>
>>
>> On Sep 16, 2016, at 4:52 PM, linda <menese...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> ...but "Gertrudes" is not.
>>
>> :D
>>
>> Linda
>>
>> On Friday, September 16, 2016 at 4:11:57 PM UTC-7, linda wrote:
>>>
>>> "Jorge" is OK
>>>
>>> L.
>>>
>>> On Friday, September 16, 2016 at 9:53:46 AM UTC-7, George Sousa wrote:
>>>>
>>>> ... and George is not... In fact (if I read this correctly) many of our 
>>>> ancestors names are not on the list. I find this practice extremely odd.
>>>>
>>>> On Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 8:41 AM, 'Doris Mello' via Azores Genealogy <
>>>> azo...@googlegroups.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Doris is OK.
>>>>>
>>>>> *Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID*
>>>>> On Sep 15, 2016 10:29 PM, 'j Bc' via Azores Genealogy <
>>>>> azo...@googlegroups.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Oh this IS cool! Thanks for posting it Cheri! I downloaded the pdf of 
>>>>> names - it will be a useful tool. Love the article,
>>>>>
>>>>> 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
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