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Ethyl is Not a Lady

"What's in a name?"

If you read the play in high school, or were a drama or theatre student, you probably remember William Shakespeare’s famous play of the star-crossed young lovers, Romeo and Juliet. It was Juliet Capulet who asked the question “What’s in a name?” as she paused to reflect on the feuding of the Capulets and Montagues. So, I ask the question: What’s in a name? I like vintage names made popular around the turn of the century: Madge, Marvel, Mabel, Magnolia, Mahulda, Mame, Marcella, and Margery, to name a few. I also like the names Elbitha, Electina, Elita, Elmira, Einia, Ena, Ethellyn and Ethel.