2: Theodora Astarina of Nicaea -New Name (NP)
Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity.
Language/Culture (Greek/Byzantine) most important.
Meaning (Astarina meaning Starry in Greek/Byzantine) most important.
Submitter is from Wastekeep
Family names end in "a" or "ina" if female
Originally surnames were often taken from an adjective or common word but could be from Latin. "aotapi" becomes aostapiva (astarina)
Theodora regent 1055-1056 Theodora Angelina Palaeologina was the mother of Michael VIII palaeoologus
Theodora Petraliphania became wife of the Despot of Epiros (BL15)
Theodora Raouliana 13th Century scholar (BL33
A place could [also] be used as a surname: Nicaea (12th Centurey peace and prosperity under the Komenian empoeror Alexios)
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