A Conversation for Ethelbald, Ethelbert and Ethelred I - Kings of England


Post 1

Wand'rin star

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?


Post 2


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.


Post 3

Lonnytunes - Winter Is Here

My Auntie Ethel, born Christchurch, New Zealand, 1923, like her Scot mother, detested Poms.


Post 4

Demon Drawer

lol smiley - smiley


Post 5


I'd just like to say that they were called Æthel, which is a different thing entirely. smiley - tongueout

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