4: Helen of Haldane -New Name (NP)
Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
de Haldane is a locative byname found in No Copy Source [Black] Black, Surnames of Scotland, p. 337, s.n. Haldane, with the submitted form dated to 1296. Use the Anglica Franca for "de Haldane" for "of Haldane"
Helen - No Copy Source [Withycombe] Withycombe, E.G. Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names. 1947 edition: p. 148 "The common English form has always been Ellen, but Helen and Helena came in at the Renaissance."
Helen - found dated 1438 (Boutflour) and 1588 (Macartney) in "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames" by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/reaneyHZ.html)
Helen - feminine given name found in 16th Century Gloucestershire Names by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman) http://heraldry.sca.org/names/english/late16.html