Eleanor vs Elinor, the original?
Which version of this classic name is the original? One of my favourite literary characters is Elinor Dashwood, but everyone I've asked about this version, thinks I've spelled Eleanor wrong! But surely Jane Austen can't have gotten this name wrong!
I know that Eleanor is the popular variation, but I prefer the spelling Elinor, as it sounds as it looks, and it is simpler. But would it always require explanation do you think? Does it look like a misspelling to you?
Mon, 02/23/2015 - 3:12pm