Can you make out this Azorean first name?

Can you make out this Azorean first name?

I hope there are some knowledgeable Azorean/Portuguese researchers reading this post today.  I’m researching the baptismal records for Achada, Nordeste, Sao Miguel Island, Azores.  The year is 1718.  Today I came across an entry which may or may not be related to my Almeyda/Almeida line.  For the life of me I cannot make out the first name of the child.  This is what the beginning of the entry looks like:

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To me it looks like Cifyhoi of Cifyha.  I’ve seen the C in place of an S in this era, but even Sifyhoi makes no sense unless this child was born in a completely different country!  This is the link to the original entry.  It’s on the second page of the screen if anyone would like to take a look:

If you figure out what the first name of the child is, please post a comment and let me know.  I’d like to know what it is for my notes!  Thanks!


2 thoughts on “Can you make out this Azorean first name?

  1. I’m not familiar with Portuguese handwriting but am an experienced transcriber of Dutch records.I think the first word is the name and I read it as Cicilia. Hope this helps!

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