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Fenella (f) Sir Walter Scott used this form of the Gaelic
name Fionnghal, ‘white shoulder,’ in Peveril of the Peak
(1823), which has led some reference works to regard it as a Scottish name. It has never been taken up in Scotland to any great extent, however, perhaps because the character in Scott’s novel who bears it is severely handicapped. The name occurs more frequently in Ireland, where it is usually spelt Finela or Finola or abbreviated to Nuala. In former times, when it was necessary for Gaelic speakers to use names familiar to English speakers, Penelope was often used as a substitute.

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