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Naming People After Gods

Posted on: 11/12/2009

Why is Jesus widely used as a personal name in Spanish-speaking countries but not in other traditionally Catholic areas? Among Hindus, Carol observes, some names of gods seem to be widely used as personal names (Vishnu, Krishna) while others are not (Brahma, Shiva).

Read more: http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=1949

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