[LMB] Koudelka girls

Tony Zbaraschuk tonyz at eskimo.com
Wed Jan 12 04:34:45 GMT 2011

On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 08:02:49PM -0800, Jill Tallman wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Greg Hennessy <greg.hennessy at cox.net>
> > 1) Delia
> > 2) Martya
> > 3) Olivia
> > 4) Kareen
> Delia seems (to me) to be obviously a shortened version of "Cordelia".
> Olivia was the princess who married Piotr.
> Kareen was the princess who married Serg.
> I could never figure out who Martya is named after, any ideas?
> Seems strange to have 3 of the 4 named after very famous women.
> ===
> maybe that's Ma Kosti's first name

But she doesn't show up until years after the Koudelka kids are

I'm guessing it's either the name of one of Dorca's wives (following
the general "Imperial" tradition we see here) or else someone in Kou's
family (since Kareen and Delia are both names dear to Drou.)

Tony Z

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