Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Pregnancy & ParentingBaby Names · 8 months ago

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?!

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

     It’s Ethel. Not even pronounced the same 🙄

  • 8 months ago

    It's an old English name that existed long before ethyl was used as a type of alcohol or gas.

  • edward
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Ethel is a name. And pronounced differently than ethyl alcohol. Two very different things

  • 8 months 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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  • 8 months ago

    'Ethel' , note the spelling, is n old fashioned Anglo-Saxon female name.

    'ethyl' is the adjective to a two- carbon chemical.

  • 8 months ago

    My mother was named Ethel and was named long before there was ethyl gasoline.

  • 8 months ago

    It was quite a popular name some years back. I think it's a nice name.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Except that it's spelled Ethel and it comes from the Old English

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