Serafina, origin of.

Anna Skarzynska theania at freeuk.com
Sun Jan 21 08:02:24 EST 2001


> On Sat, 20 Jan 2001, Gili Bar-Hillel wrote:
>
> > I also just finished "The Subtle Knife" and thought it was fantastic.
I'm
> > itching to read part 3 already. In the meantime I can't stop saying
> > "Serafina Pekkala, Serafina Pekkala" - such a delicious name!
>
> It may be a delicious name, but it is NOT a purely finnish name as the
> author lets us think. The last name is - and not even a rare name in
> Finland - but the first name is (I believe) of swedish origin.
> This name thing bothered me somewhat while I was reading the first two
> books, and I, too, am waiting to get my hands on the third book
> of the series...
>
> -Satu-
Surely Serafina is originally Hebrew?
Ania

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