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Blue_Spiral
Variation on Candice, or.....?
September 12, 2013 at 6:21 AM

 

My cousin's friend is named...........

 

CANDIDA

 

.....Whut?

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  • Cruz-s-mommy
    September 12, 2013 at 10:20 PM
    Hmmm....yuck! Lol, I feel sorry for her, what a name to have, all I can think is: yeast!
  • Lapis_Lazuli
    September 13, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    I love the name. 

    According to "behindthename.com": 

    "Late Latin name derived from candidus meaning "white". This was the name of several early saints, including a woman supposedly healed by Saint Peter. As an English name, it came into use after George Bernard Shaw's play 'Candida' (1898)." 

  • Lapis_Lazuli
    September 13, 2013 at 8:58 AM

    Candice: 

    From the hereditary title of the queens of Ethiopia, as mentioned in Acts in the New Testament. It is apparently derived from Cushitic kdke meaning "queen mother". In some versions of the Bible it is spelled Kandake, reflecting the Greek spelling Κανδακη. It was used as a given name by the Puritans after the Protestant Reformation. It was popularized in the 20th century by a character in the movie 'Meet the Stewarts' (1942).

  • Blue_Spiral
    September 14, 2013 at 3:59 AM

    Um........

    I would like the name itself if it wasn't so widely connected to yeast infections......

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