Dedeon is a gender-neutral Swiss name. It’s likely to be of Frisian influence, on account of Swedish and Frisian migrants who settled down in the Swiss Alps many centuries ago. The legend goes that due to a famine, the lot would be drawn every month, and one in 10 men would be forced to leave with his family and possessions. So welcoming and hospitable were the Swiss that even today, when the Frisians write to each other, they call the Swiss “son,” and the Swiss call the Frisians “cousin.” The name Dedeon is a beautiful reminder of love and light in dark times, and may even inspire your little one to pass on the kindness.
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