why are there people called ethyl?
i actually KNOW someone with this name, and was wondering what the parents were smoking. isn't that a brand of gasoline?!
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
It’s Ethel. Not even pronounced the same 🙄
- conley39Lv 74 weeks ago
It's an old English name that existed long before ethyl was used as a type of alcohol or gas.
- edwardLv 74 weeks ago
Ethel is a name. And pronounced differently than ethyl alcohol. Two very different things
- Odins daughterLv 54 weeks ago
With that spelling yes, but Ethel is a traditional name that’s been around for centuries. It’s old fashioned but I quite like it.
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- lenpol7Lv 74 weeks ago
'Ethel' , note the spelling, is n old fashioned Anglo-Saxon female name.
'ethyl' is the adjective to a two- carbon chemical.
- Barkley HoundLv 74 weeks ago
My mother was named Ethel and was named long before there was ethyl gasoline.
- pearlmarLv 74 weeks ago
It was quite a popular name some years back. I think it's a nice name.
- JamesLv 74 weeks ago
Except that it's spelled Ethel and it comes from the Old English