The articles in the Problem Names Project discuss various names and naming practices about which there are common misconceptions concerning their use in the Middle Ages or Renaissance. For example, some names and naming practices that many people today believe to be medieval are purely modern. Other names and naming practices which were used in one medieval culture are now mistakenly believed to have been used in others. Other common misconceptions concern the medieval pronunciation of a name or whether it was used by men or women in the Middle Ages. If there are common misconceptions about any aspect of the pre-1600 use of a name or naming practice, it may be a "Problem Name".
The following are a number of articles on such problem names and naming practices which have been researched by the members of The Academy of Saint Gabriel and others, detailing what could be discovered about them.
Aidan, Aédán, Aodh, and the Like
Aislinn, Ashling, Eislinn, and the Like
Bethany, Beathag, Bethán, and Bethia
Brianna, Branna, Brenna, and Brenda
Ceridwen, Kerridwyn, and the Like
Gavin, Gawaine, Gavan, and Gabhainn
Gwendolyn, Gwendolen, and Gwendoline
Jasmine, Yasmin, Yasaman, and the Like
Morgan, Morgana, Morgaine, Murghein, Morrigan, and the Like
Patrick, Pádraig, Patricia, and the Like
Concerning Double Given Names Before 1600
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Problem Names Project articles are published by Sharon L. Krossa (contact), with the assistance of The Academy of Saint Gabriel.
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