LH and Jerry, It tooks like I got more than I bargained for in this thread. Nice touch!
Fiolar, thanks for the info on "Alana." Isn't it also a girl's/woman's name in Ireland? (I have known some Alanas here in the US, and I always thought it was a feminine version of "Alan" or "Allan.")
Thanks for all your informative posts, folks.
BTW, is the "th" sound voiced ( as in "though") or unvoiced (as in "thought")?