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Name of the main character in Vivian Vande Velde's novel, Dragon's Bait.
-- websurfer  5/2/2006
This is also the Welsh form of Alice.
-- Anonymous User  5/16/2007
The spelling doesn't look very intelligent.
-- slight night shiver  5/15/2008
I agree, it gives the impression that the parents didn't pay too much attention in grade school English classes.
-- Anonymous User  7/19/2008
Alys Pearsall Smith (1867-1951), from Philadelphia, was the first wife of renowned British philosopher Bertrand Russell (Earl Russell) (1872-1970).
-- Jonquil  9/16/2008
I think this is an adorable version of Alice - more balanced and without the "lice" element that makes me think of woodlice!
-- Jonquil  9/16/2008
This is my middle name and I love it. I think it is more creative than Alice and is really unique. Teachers have always, always spelled my name Alice. It gets to be a drag!
-- thecookiemonster  2/3/2009
I agree with a previous comment - this is the modern Welsh form of Alice, deriving from Alis. My Welsh cousin bears this name.
-- Anonymous User  10/24/2010
I much prefer this spelling to the more commonplace 'Alice.' I think it looks prettier for some reason. Lovely name spelt either way!
-- insertusernamehere  11/25/2010
This name isn't as modern or trendy as the spelling might suggest. Famous bearers include Alys of France, Countess of the Vexin (1160 – c. 1220), Canadian singer Alys Robi (1923-2011), and British TV presenter Alys Fowler (born 1978).
-- ophelia_song  5/18/2012

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