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July 22nd, 2013 08:37 AM #11Member
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- May 2013
Oh dear. Someone get that off the site before it gives people yooneek ideas >.>
July 22nd, 2013 09:28 AM #13
Ha! When I saw the post title, I thought some punny person was asking for ad-vice on Adele......Obsessing over names since 1964
July 22nd, 2013 12:15 PM #15
German for a year.
Adelvice is how I spelled it in my head for YEARS until someone corrected me, because I had the occasion to use it in a conversation with a fellow Sound of Music fan who was housing a German exchange student at the time.
I don't see at all how this is a version of Adelaide, unless someone saw Adelaide and decided 'Hey, ya know, I like the beginning, but would rather change the ending to something with a bit more of a negative connotation.'
Edelweiss is a much prettier spelling anyway, an accomplishment for a German word. I think it would be quite usable as a name with the actual spelling; people would get used to it and learn a bit of German pronunciation/spelling at the same time. Everyone wins!I’m just trying to behave as I think a friend should behave. Granted, I haven’t had much practice.
~Elphaba Thropp, Wicked, by Gregory Maguire
July 22nd, 2013 12:23 PM #17Senior Member
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- Mar 2011
- Midwest USA
It doesn't even look like it spells Edelweiss to me, it just looks like someone made it up. Maybe Aidlevice instead
I have to say, though, that being on a census record doesn't make it a name, IMO - just because one person couldn't spell Edelweiss in the past (or even several people - hey, they didn't have internet) doesn't make it legitimate. I don't know where the line should be drawn, because obviously there's no hard and fast rules for names, but ... this just seems wrong.Caity
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July 22nd, 2013 03:06 PM #19