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Subject: French -ry instead of -ric.
Author: Dorchadas   (Authenticated as Lucille)
Date: June 20, 2010 at 5:15:30 PM
In France, some Germanic names that end with the element -ric have seen the -ric change to -ry over time. Examples of this phenomenon are: from Amalric to Amaury, from Romaric to Romary, from Gumarich (or Gomeric) to Gomery, from Landric to Landry, and from Theodoric to Thierry. Oddly, though, there apparently is no Fredery for Frédéric.

This change from -ric to -ry seems rather rare - in fact, it seems it stems from medieval times.

What I would like to know, is if there are more names with this phenomenon. I can only think of the examples mentioned previously, and to be honest, I quite love the -ry ending and would like to see/discover more of those names. :)

So, if you can think of any others off the top of your head, that would be very much appreciated - thank you very much in advance. :o)


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