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From: Stephen Hayes
To: All
Date: 2004-03-13 17:32:22
Subject: A girl named Diot Coke

* Forwarded (from: LIBRARY_FMY) by Stephen Hayes using timEd/2 1.10.y2k.
* Originally from francis muir (8:8/2002) to All.
* Original dated: Wed Mar 10, 17:01

From: francis muir <francis.muir.1944{at}>

Yorkshire Couple Named Baby Diot Coke - in 1379

 Naming your child after a popular soft drink could be seen as a little bit
faddish but the parents of young Diot Coke might be forgiven - they gave
their baby daughter the name way back in 1379.

 Researchers at the National Archives believe that the little girl, born in
the West Riding of Yorkshire, was the unfortunate victim of the corruption
of the name Dionisia. One of the diminutives derived from that name on its
path to the modern day Denise was Diot.

 The girl^1s surname is believed to be a variation on the name Cook.

 George Redmonds, the author of the organisation^1s Ancestors magazine,
discovered in his scrutiny of the birth archives that names now considered
to be masculine, such as Philip and Thomas, were once used for girls in the
14th century.

 Redmond also found that names such as Godelena, Helwise, Idony, Avice and
Dionisia were more popular than some of the names now considered
traditional, such as Mary.

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