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Thread: Yellowlees (!)

  1. #1
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    Sep 2012

    Yellowlees (!)

    Well this is a new girl find. Contestant on Jeopardy this week is a woman named "Yellowlees" What a handle! The host asked her about it and she says it's traditionally a Norman surname that has been passed down through her family.

    I can't say I'd ever consider using it but it has intrigued my husband and I so much that we've been calling our unborn baby Yellowlees ever since (kidding, but not in a disrespectful way)

    It made me wonder --would anyone consider using this name for a baby for real?
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  2. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    No... Yellowlees was definitely middle name material.

  3. #5
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    Sep 2012
    Los Angeles
    There's nothing Norman French about Yellowlees. Yellow is pure English and lee comes from the old word for a meadow. Germanic gelb became Old English gelou became Middle English yelou beame yellow.

    It's tough to have a rather cringeworthy name and not even be right about its origins.
    Last edited by blade; March 10th, 2013 at 02:36 PM.
    Blade, MD

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  4. #7
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    May 2011
    Hmmm...this is pretty bad. And yellow is my favorite color! OMGoodness!

  5. #9
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    Jan 2011
    It rhymes with Eloise (at least if I'm imagining it right).

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