Richard Simpson (name)

09:05 Aug 29, 2001
English to Latin translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: Richard Simpson (name)
I have tried to find a translation at numerous internet sites but can not find one. I would much appreciate your help as I am trying to correspond with a friend who is fluent in latin. Thankyou.
Mathew Nunns

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na +1Ricardus filius Samsoni
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naRicardus Simpsoniorum/Ricardus Simpsonius/Ricardus filius Simpi
CLS Lexi-tech
naRicardus Simpsonium
Flavio Ferri-Benedetti
naRicardus Simpson
Julia Gal



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Ricardus Simpson

In general, names are not translated. However many old records, such as Parish registers, transcribed people's Christian names into Latin.

Richard would therefore have been Ricardus, but I don't really think it is possible to translate the surname Simpson...

Here is a handy link about Latin transcriptions of names...

Julia Gal
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Ricardus Simpsonium

Dear Matthew,

here's something "weird" but it may work. Shortly, a surname implies that "you belong TO THIS family" - which in Latin is expressed in genitive.

So, why not have a genitive plural for the surname? "Richard OF THE SIMPSONS" -sounds nice ;)

Hope it helps, Flavio

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Flavio Ferri-Benedetti
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Ricardus Simpsoniorum/Ricardus Simpsonius/Ricardus filius Simpi

You guys want miracles from our school Latin! I spend more time on this than on the English-Italian which is my main language pair.
In any case, I presume that you want something funny so here is what I propose
Ricardus Simpsoniorum (of the Simpsons, according to Flavio's suggestion, but I would add the clearly latin ending - genitive plural - orum, it is very nice to pronounce and has a latin ring to it)
Ricardus Simpsonius according to the Latin way of naming people with two names (both nominative masculine singular)
Ricardus filius Simpi (Richard son of Simp) I have taken the Simpson apart.

have fun


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Ricardus filius Samsoni

this is what my husband suggested on the basis of the ethymology.

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