Real life Alia Aenor

So a mention in another thread of the probably spurious etymology for Eleanor as "the other Aenor" from Alia Aenor reminded me...

This spring, I met a very cool woman named Al@en0r, which her mother Eleanor picked as a kind of "junior". I don't believe her mom knew about the Latin connection, she was just looking for a creative take on her name, but I was stoked anyway.

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By Fly
June 2, 2015 11:33 PM

Well thats interesting.  I'm always tempted to spell Eleanor as Elaenor (emphasising the Aenor), but Al@enor? Now that's new! I think I like it though.

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June 3, 2015 12:50 AM

No, it's not new; it's old.  Alienor is a/the medieval Provencal spelling.  Feel free to use it.  It is so not creative/made up.

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June 8, 2015 6:23 AM

A spelling I just love is the Catalan Elionor. Didn't know about the Provençal version. It's lovely as well!

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June 5, 2015 4:37 PM

What a fun way to have a "junior" without repeating names! Thanks for sharing!