Yesterday rather to my surprise I ran across a woman named Pulcheria. Pulcheria was quite an interesting woman, Byzantine Empress Regent from the age of fifteen and saint in both the Catholic and Orthodox traditions for her opposition to Nestorianism. Pulcher, beauty, is one of the first vocabulary words introduced in beginning Latin textbooks. I wouldn't expect Pulcheria to race to the top of the SSA charts any time soon--or ever, but for those looking for an under the radar name which nonetheless has a history of usage, invokes a strong woman, and has a positive derivation, there it is.
Tue, 06/06/2017 - 3:25pm