A Conversation for Ethelbald, Ethelbert and Ethelred I - Kings of England
Wand'rin star Started conversation Apr 25, 2000
Could we have some meanings please? I think Ethel meant "noble", but what about the other bits of their names? And do you know anyone currently alive called Ethel?
Dan Posted Apr 25, 2000
I'm sure there's no shortage of female Ethels around... though they may be mostly of the octogenarian persuasion by now. But it's probably not likely that anyone, however patriotically English they think they are, would name their son after one of those Old English kings now... their names all sound a bit Monty Python silly at the moment. But maybe they'll have their day again.
Lonnytunes - Winter Is Here Posted Apr 26, 2000
My Auntie Ethel, born Christchurch, New Zealand, 1923, like her Scot mother, detested Poms.
Bluebottle Posted Nov 3, 2000
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