A Conversation for Vienna 1880 - 12 Kaffeekränzchen

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Post 1

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

I like the gossip. smiley - smiley

Does anybody have a maiden aunt named Gneissenauette, or maybe Bluecherine? smiley - bigeyes


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Post 2

paulh, hiding under my bed

Were they unable to find husbands because of their names? smiley - laugh

Gneissenauette sounds like the daughter of a geologist or jeweler. Are you font of the name? smiley - winkeye


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Post 3

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

They were, indeed, often unable to find husbands because of the unusual names.

They were baby girls born around the time of the Battle of Waterloo - named to honour generals Bluecher and Gneissenau.

This is why people have rules about names now. smiley - winkeye


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Post 4

Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

Aww, that's terrible. smiley - erm


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Post 5

paulh, hiding under my bed

I only ever had one aunt, and she married and had four children. Her daughter married a veterinarian and produced five daughters and son, all of whom procreated with enthusiasm.

So, maiden aunts are beyond my ken. Unmarried uncles? That's me.


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Post 6

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

Oh, I had some. smiley - laugh Lovely women, all.


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Post 7

Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

My mother had a maiden aunt, but she had a very ordinary name. smiley - laugh


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Post 8

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

smiley - rofl


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Post 9

paulh, hiding under my bed

My one aunt was named Vyrene. Her father was proud that it was a unique name. There have been other Vyrenes since then, though.


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Post 10

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

I like that name. smiley - smiley

A popular lady's name in North Carolina - among people my parents' age - was Avarice. Pronounced 'Ah-vuh-REECE'. smiley - rofl


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Post 11

paulh, hiding under my bed

Would Ava be the nickname?


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Post 12

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

No. The one I knew went by Avarice.


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