5: Cora Sforza di Portoferraio -New Name Change (NP)
OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in November of 2006, via Ansteorra as Caitilín inghean Fheichín.
Old Item: Caitilin inghean Fheichin, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (None Specified) most important.
Meaning (None Specified) most important.
Documentation for "Cora":
-Masculine form "Coro" present in "A Listing of all Men's Given Names from the Condado Section of the Florence Catasto of 1427" by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith)https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/condado/mensalpha. "Coro" has one citation.
-Common "feminization" of Italian given name by changing ending vowel from /o/ to /a/ is precedent.
Documentation for "Sforza"
Given as a Family name in "Late Period Italian Women's Names: Florence" by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith) https://medievalscotland.org/jes/Nuns/Florence.shtml
Because other, illegitimate branches of the famous Sforza dynasty of Milan existed by the 15th century, I do not interpret this name as presumption by dynastic
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Documentation for "di Portoferraio"
-Usage of locative byname combined with family bynames used in Italian sources, ordered "Given + Family + Locative" in SENA Appendix A- Patterns that do not need further documentation.
Portoferraio is the name of a region, capital city, and major port harbor of Elba island, having linguistically changed names around the central idea of "iron port" since Etruscan and Greek settlement. It was variously called "Fabricia" by Romans, the "Ferraja", and finally "Ferraio" in Italian.