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List of personal names, 1877

Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/80

Scope and Contents

List entitled 'Curious Names' with names of people mostly from Harris including a story about a girl called Connaich [Connie/Constance] because the mother had lost all her children who were girls and a voice told her to call the next female child 'Connaich' and it would survive. The story is also repeated in Gaelic. Names mentioned are 'Tortlach', 'Tirfail' for Dorsody ['Diorbhail' for Dorothy], 'Bhorgach' for Vorcanda, 'Beanti' for Sophia, and 'Slainte' for Selina.


  • Creation: 1877

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Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 62 folios ; 23.5 x 19.5 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 22v, line 3 to folio 22v, line 22


MacDonald, Keith Norman, The MacDonald Bards (Edinburgh, 1900) p. 41.

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