Just about all of my life, I have been fascinated with the variety of Southern names for women that end with “een”. The creativity of parents across the land, especially those in the 30s, 40s and 50s, to put a new spin on the names that end this way both amazes me and makes me smile. So, I put a little list together, thanks to the help from the readers of this blog and my Facebook friends, that goes a little something like this…
|The 1989 Steel Magnolias bunch: M’Lynn, Truvy,
Ouisie, Annelle, Clairee & Shelby. No “-een”s?!?
I know they at least had friends that ended in “een”!