Thursday, June 27, 2013

What a Lovely Name - "Adelaide" ATC

I've always loved the names for girls that end in the long "e" sound. Both my daughters have long "e" sound ending for their names. Recently I was going through some of my old books to use text and old paper for a project and came across a book owned and signed by the owner. Her name was Adelaide. I loved the name the moment I saw it written in this person's own handwriting. I wonder who she was, what she looked like, what her life was like. I decided to use her handwritten name with a photo of a beautiful little girl from the past. Perhaps she looked similar, perhaps entirely different but an Adelaide from around the turn of the century did live and exist. One of my latest ATCs "Adalaide"

Adelaide - as a girl's name is pronounced AD-a-layd. It is French form of Old German origin, and the meaning of Adelaide is "noble (adal)  kind (heid)". It was borne in the 10th century by Saint Adelaide, , the wife of the Holy Roman Emperor Otto the Great. The name became common in Britain in the 19th century due to the popularity of the German-born wife of King William IV, for whom the city of Adelaide in Australia was named in 1836.


  1. Hi Debra, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

    1. Hi Chris, Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit. It was a lovely surprise to find and read your comment! I don't get to my art and blog as much as I'd like to right now. My dear 83 year old mother is having health problems that won't be getting better and I want to spend as much time with her as possible. I will visit your blog and look around as I always love to "meet" new people and new art friends. So glad you stopped by! Enjoy! and Blessings!


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