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Any Latin Experts: Need "Jackie" in Latin

Crumbly Writer

I need to convert the name Jackie to Latin (don't bother asking, I'm getting 'cute' with chapter titles).

According to research: Jack = Jacobus - Latin masculine suffix -us + Latin feminine suffix -issa produces "Jacobissa". Does that sound right (not bothering to pronounce it)? Or is there another alternative which might sound better (when read aloud)?

Any Catholic school graduates (who recall this crap)?

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PlaysWithWires
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According to wiktionary it woud be Jacoba from Jacobus.

Other sources say that the feminine form of -us could be -a or -illa. Some say -ia.

(I had four years of Latin back in the seventies (not Catholic) I've forgotten all of it except amo amas... and I'm working on that)

Crumbly Writer

I'm glad I asked, then, as those both sound better than what I had. Out of the two,"Jacobia" sounds more Latinish, but "Jacoba" is simply to read (and grasp). 'D

mimauk
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By a pure coincidence, there was a serial on BBC television in the UK in the 70s - I Claudius - that starred the actor Derek Jacobi as the main character.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I,_Claudius_(TV_series)

PlaysWithWires

@mimauk

And who played Cadfael in a later (and excellent) TV series who was a Catholic Monk.
This was based on a series of books by Edith Pargetter, and set in Shrewsbury, about 25 miles from where I grew up.
And so the Circle is squared.

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awnlee jawking

If Jackie is short for Jacqueline ...

https://www.haimom.com/roman-names/roman-baby-girl-names-starting-with-j.html

and

http://www.20000-names.com/female_latin_names_03.htm

AJ

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REP

@Crumbly Writer

I'm don't know Latin, but out of curiosity, are you using 'Jackie' to refer to a man or woman; as you indicated it makes a difference for the suffix.

helmut_meukel

@PlaysWithWires

This was based on a series of books by Edith Pargetter, and set in Shrewsbury

I do own German translations of 13 Cadfael books, but I never realized Ellis Peters was a pen name.

HM.

Crumbly Writer

@mimauk

By a pure coincidence, there was a serial on BBC television in the UK in the 70s - I Claudius - that starred the actor Derek Jacobi as the main character.

I'm well aware of the series (though I never read the book it was based on), but it doesn't address the question. Was there some character in "I Claudius" named Jackie I somehow forgot about? 'D

Crumbly Writer

Update: As usual, I was in such a hurry to find a quick answer, I was addressing the wrong issue. Turns out the name (character) I needed wasn't Jackie, but Susan. Turns out that's a straightforward answer, as it's "Susanna", a perfectly acceptable English (and American English) name.

If I'd been thinking, I could have avoided this whole rabbit hole!

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joyR

@Crumbly Writer

Presumably Jackie is the female equivalent to "Jack Rabbit" ??

No doubt the lady in question is Susanna Warren...

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Crumbly Writer

@awnlee jawking

If Jackie is short for Jacqueline ...

Jacqetta is a wonderful character name, much better than Jacqelina, though Jacoba is actually a close second (and shorter for graphic titles, where space is a premium)! But alas, as I noted, I was searching for the wrong character's name!

If we're wrestling with ancient Roman names for modern characters, we've got to deal with modern variation, rather than insisting on purely Roman names (how many 14th Century English names are still in use?—many actually, but it hardly covers the whole gamut of common names).

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Crumbly Writer

@joyR

Presumably Jackie is the female equivalent to "Jack Rabbit" ??

No doubt the lady in question is Susanna Warren...

No doubt a great character for the next Watership Down remake, I, Bunny!

Replies:   Dominions Son
REP

@joyR

Actually, she is the person you call when you need to change a flat tire. :)

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joyR
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@REP

The boys called her 'spanner eyes' because just one look made their nuts tighten...

ETA

Sadly I need an impact thingy to get the job done, and yes, I can change a wheel thank you.

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REP
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@joyR

Nice to know you can wheel and deal with everything.

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joyR

@REP

Flattery only leads you into unrealistic expectations... But thanks anyway :)

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REP

@joyR

At my age, expectations are all I get. :)

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joyR

@REP

At my age, expectations are all I get. :)


A well endowed elderly man in a nursing home was prescribed viagra. All of the nurses thought it was to stop him rolling out of bed whilst sleeping, all except one. She visited him several nights a week, fulfilling his expectations cowgirl style. At first he found that as she settled down upon his shaft the blood rushing to his organ made him pass out, but gradually with practise he became conscious sooner and sooner until one night he regained consciousness as they both climaxed, it felt so good he thought he'd died and gone to heaven. Basically he didn't know if he was cumming or going, and didn't care either.

Dominions Son

@Crumbly Writer

how many 14th Century English names are still in use?


Probably a lot more than you think. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are still quite common and they are considerably older than the 14th century.

Dominions Son

@Crumbly Writer

No doubt a great character for the next Watership Down remake, I, Bunny!


I thought iBunny was a breastaurant for Apple fan boys.

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