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Thread: Eleanor vs. Elinor?
March 23rd, 2013 10:09 PM #1
Eleanor vs. Elinor?
I've just gotten through Sense and Sensibility, and I've absolutely fallen in love with the Dashwood sisters. Particularly Elinor, she really spoke to me. I've had Arianne Eleanor Kate on my list for the longest time, and I thought Eleanor could be a nod to Elinor Dashwood, but with that spelling, it seemed more a nod to Jane Austen's Eleanor Tilney rather than Elinor Dashwood. While I liked Northanger Abbey, and I love the Eleanor spelling (prefer it, actually), it doesn't seem to have as strong a connection to the lovely Miss Dashwood.
I'm just wondering what others think--would you prefer to see Arianne Eleanor Kate or Arianne Elinor Kate?
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March 23rd, 2013 10:18 PM #5Gwen
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March 23rd, 2013 10:25 PM #7Senior Member
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March 23rd, 2013 10:26 PM #9
I am a huge Austen fan. I have read Sense and Sensibility I don't even know how many times. Elinor Dashwood is my favorite Austen heroine (yes, even more than Elizabeth Bennett!) Elinor is on my list because of that. I love the name, the meaning, and the reference to Austen. For me also, Elinor gets the ell-in-ore pronunciation in Spanish more than Eleanor.
I always vote for Elinor.Zoe Milena