|Date:||Sunday, October 17, 2004, 12:23|
Mark J. Reed wrote:>This just occurred to me, but is the English (or is it only American?) >name "Floyd" by any chance a corruption of Welsh "Lloyd"? Hearing >[K] as [fl] seems reasonable for sn Anglophone . . . > >Well, 'Lloyd', I believe, comes from Welsh 'Llwyd'. But I wouldn't doubt it. Shakespeare spelt 'Llewelyn' as 'Fluellen', I believe, in Henry V.