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Re: THE Bruce


I, too, wonder since Bruce translates as "from Bruys" according to The 
Writer's Digest Character Naming Sourcebook. Robert the from Bruys??? Doesn't 
make sense, does it? I look to our experts to solve this one.

>From the same source, I found the following: Rob Roy - red Rob; Wallace - 
Welsh; and, last but certainly not least, Sinclair - from 
Saint-Clair-sur-Elle. The latter we know to be true so I trust the others as 
well.There was no Niven listed (sorry, Niven) but found Ian, which means gift 
from God.

As for your name, Judith; Harper, also spelled Hearpere, is English and 
means, logically, a harpist. Judith is attributed to both Hebrew and Latin. 
In Hebrew it means praised, in Latin young. I realize it has little to do 
with the Scots, but I though you might be interested if you didn't know 

Johnnye St. Clair-Gerhardt
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