Comments for the name Æðelred

Comments for ÆÐELRED:

I think it's AH-thel-red. I could be wrong but that's what I think.
-- Anonymous User  5/26/2007
A modern approximation of the pronunciation is "Athel-red" or "Ethel-red".
-- Anonymous User  7/2/2007
I had a student in my 2nd grade class named this. I was unsure of how to pronounce the name when I got my class list, so I asked his teacher last year. I saw complications with the name all school year. He had long hair, too, which made visitors to our class even more unsure of who he was because the name doesn't help identify gender for most. His family pronounced it "eth-el-red" which I think makes most people who hear the name think "Ethel" and think he's a girl. Because of his unusual name he was picked on a lot too and it was a constant concern I had to watch out for.

He proudly told me he is supposed to be related to this historical figure. That may be a far reach, but I do appreciate parents who pick different names. Common is boring. My Aethelred was always an interesting guy!
-- swallow1989  8/22/2014

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