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Subject: Re: Eleanor: an even worse Wikipedia error
Author: Elea   (Authenticated as Elea)
Date: February 6, 2007 at 3:40:05 AM
Reply to: Eleanor: an even worse Wikipedia error by Cleveland Kent Evans
I saw this a few weeks ago an was pretty horrified myself. Eleanor is my name so I'm perhaps a little protective -I even get annoyed by the whole "related to the Greek for 'light'" thing.

I had no idea whether Eyla-Nor Rob was Yoruban or not but the idea that it is a realiable etymology for the name Eleanor seemed rediculous to me. Especially as the name has been prominent in Europe (in all it's varient spellings) since the 12th century when Eleanor of Aquitaine's children/grandchildren married into all the major European royal and aristocratic families, leading to her many namesakes.

Thank-you for removing it.

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