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This was the name of the inventor of the Saxophone, Adolphe Sax.
AliceInWonderland  1/30/2007
No one in France will call their son Adolphe: it's way too old-fashioned and reminds people of Adolph Hitler, unfortunately.
luxsword  10/24/2008
William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) was a French academic painter.
― Anonymous User  7/12/2012
France was so decimated by the Third Reich and its genocidal war on their soil that no self-respecting Frenchman would find Adolphe to be an acceptable name to give a child. Maybe that will change in a few hundred years, but not today.
leananshae  9/19/2012
OK, here's the problem:

Any form of Adalwolf, ie Adolf, Adolph, and this name, will be associated with the National Socialist Party leader Adolf Hitler.

As I have said in the Adolf comment section, any form of the name should be pronounced differently or be abandoned for a permanent nickname. I knew an Adolphe once (who pronounced it ayDOHLF in formal company and bore the nickname Addy among the students). But its spelling is the clincher for the immature igronamii of the bunch.
Amedee Lupien  9/6/2015
Adolphe Menjou (1890-1963) was an American actor famous for the role of General Georges Broulard in Stanley Kubrick's “Paths of Glorys”. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvannia, U.S. from a French father and an Irish mother.
Maxine J. Rolland  1/17/2017
Adolphe Sax was a Belgian inventor and musician who invented the saxophone in 1846. He played the flute and clarinet, and his other inventions are the saxotromba, saxhorn and saxtuba.
lilolaf  2/18/2017
"Adolphe: a Story Found Among the Papers of an Unknown Writer" is the title of a French novel written in 1816 by Benjamin Constant. It follows the story of the titular character, a kind of sad 22-year-old who falls in love with an older woman named Ellénore. It was adapted into a film of the same name in 2002. The book is thought to be semi-authobiographical.
SorrySylvester  3/13/2018

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