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"Stan" could be a nickname, so it's definitely better than the other "Aedels". But it would still be difficult for a person to carry.
lunalovegood  7/9/2007
The 'Ð' is not a D. It is a letter called Eth and represents a 'th', 'f' or 'v' sound. Æðelstan is pronounced Athel-stan.
― Anonymous User  7/12/2007
The evolution of the name ÆÐELSTAN over the millennia in Wales has IN SOME INSTANCES morphed as follows:
ÆÐELSTAN --> ELYSTAN
A Political History of Abbey Cwmhir, 1176 to 1282: and the Families of Elystan Glodrydd, Mortimer and the Princes... by Paul Martin Remfry and David H. Williams (Feb 1, 2003)
ELYSTAN --> ELYS, ELIS, ELLIS.
Dai69  3/23/2018
In Wales the name Æðelstan of the 900's had evolved into Elystan by the 1100's.
æðel "noble" and stan "stone" further morphed in the latter half of the millennium to ELYS, ELIS, and ELLIS.
Dai69  3/23/2018

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