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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Men are sometimes named “Dolores,” too, at least in Mexico. If you name a child Dolores for the meaning - rather than because it was Grandma’s name - perhaps you’re acknowledging that she’s going to experience pain in life. I certainly have.

One of my great-aunts was named Delores. I’m not sure why: the family wasn’t Catholic. Perhaps someone my great-grandmother had known. Delores had a sister named Della-Lou.


10 posted on 08/16/2013 10:21:30 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Ask me about the Weiner Wager. Support Free Republic!)
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To: Tax-chick

It gets stranger. I was checking the etymology of Delores, and as I was suspecting, it is just a variant. However, some of the other variants were not suspected.

VARIANTS: Delora, Deloris, Dolores
DIMINUTIVES: Dollie, Dolly
OTHER LANGUAGES: Dolores, Lola, Lolita


11 posted on 08/16/2013 11:22:30 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Be Brave! Fear is just the opposite of Nar!)
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