[OT] Clive relatives

From: Renato (renato@jfrj.gov.br)
Date: Wed Jan 26 2000 - 13:08:52 CET

On 20/01/00 at 23:20 Michele Andreoli wrote:

>On Thu, Jan 20, 2000 at 09:02:22PM +0000, Clive Wright nicely wrote:
>> > What kind of name is "Clive"? Do you know an italian equivalent?
>> The Clive family was originally the family who lived near the cliff
>> (CLIff-liVE).
>> Somehow from a family name Clive became a first name.
>> I do not think that there is an italian equivalent unless the italian
>> words for cliff and live can be merged into a recognisable italian name.
>"Costiero"? but this name do not exists in Italian. In some sense,
>because Italy is a narrow peninsula, we are all clive.
In Portugal they become "da Rocha" and in Spain they are "de la Pena" (this last n with a ~ over it).
Maybe Clive is a cousin of old J.R. Pena.


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