[DWJ] In which I satisfy the curious (I hope!)

Roger Burton West roger at firedrake.org
Thu Sep 21 18:56:48 EDT 2006


On Thu, Sep 21, 2006 at 10:54:07PM +0200, Irina Rempt wrote:

>Nikolaj. Sasha can be male or female, from Alexander or Alexandra.

Veering utterly OT... I have always felt a little sorry for girls called
Alexandra. Al-ex-ander in the Greek is "he who repels men", as in a good
defensive fighter; but "she who repels men" is not such a good epithet...

R



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