Jump to content
Italian Name - Elioe
5 replies to this topic
Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:30 AM
I'm researching my family tree at the moment and came along a document with my Grandmother's name on it. We always knew her as Alice but it seems her birth name may have originally in Italian.
The bad printing makes it look like ELIOE or ELICE. I've had a quick look on baby name sites and can't see these so does anyone know if either are real names or what it might be?
Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:11 AM
Ah, you probably need a handwriting expert . I doubt that it would be Elioe. I don't know Italian but it doesn't look Italian to me from the little I know about Italian.
It is quite possibly Elice though which I don't think looks strange at all.
ETA just read KLT's post. If Elioe is an English surname then it is a possible as a given name. If she was known as Alice then maybe more likely Elice? Back to the handwriting expert!
Edited by Gudrun, 27 January 2013 - 11:17 AM.
Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:47 AM
Scratching around on the net here but Elioe may have a connection to Eliot (from Elijah->Elias). So it might be a variant spelling of Eliot. But this is idle supposition and may well be the wrong 'garden path'.
I'd be going to the nearest Genealogical Society. A serious genealogist is good at deciphering script through space and time. They have knowledge of spellings too. You might also discover that someone has researched the family and knows what her name is.
You could also get involved yourself on the net or at the society and find out by researching the family yourself. One of the biggest distractions ever!
Let's know if you do find out. I'd love to know. I'm backing Elice but you never know, it could be the more obscure Elioe.
Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:55 AM
Id say it's Elice. Elle-ear-se. Alice in English?
Look up the Italian or Spanish form of Alice
Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:31 PM
Thanks for you help. I think it must be Elice. It's printed not handwritten and the c must be smudged into an o. I read Alice in Wonderland in Italian once but her name was just Alice so I don't think it's a common translation.
I'll keep delving into the past and see if another ancestor has the name You're right Gudrun it is a huge distraction.
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users
Deciding how many toys you want to keep and enforcing a limit can help manage the sheer volume of playthings.
'Anything is possible if you put your mind to it' might just be the motto of 86 year-old retiree, Ed Moseley who despite his age and abilities has been gifting handmade knitted caps to premature babies.
If you read about children's health, you've heard a lot of this before.
Life can be full of surprises, but for this couple a surprise came in a very unexpected way.
A 10-month-old baby has been exposed to significant levels of toxic chemicals around a RAAF base near Newcastle, say his parents.
An early childhood teacher has been censured for serious misconduct after she threatened the mother of a young child.
Scotland, the wind and water-hewn land of the loch, the kilt and the heather. Bedecked in castles great and small, there are many Australians with Scottish heritage who could look to that fair country for baby name inspiration.
The Give Me Space campaign is collecting stories from mums who have had difficult experiences while trying to find safe parking.
If you want to take a leaf out of Clare's book in gender neutral parenting, her advice is simple: "Follow the children's lead, and you can't go wrong."
Since becoming a mother I sometimes wonder what would happen to my babies if their dad and I both died.
It's worth looking a little more closely at some common parenting missteps. Could it be these mums and dads are really just like you and me?
If your partner is heading to the delivery room any time soon, you've got to see Ryan Reynolds' video on dealing with the intricacies of the delivery room.
Having her first baby at 16 was a shock for Simone Miller, but it's not something she regrets.
Usually Valerie Sharp's plan to put her granddaughter into her cot works just fine, but when things go wrong it is hilarious.
This is a stage, and you and she will move through it. I can (almost) promise it.
Oh watch out folks, Cotton On KIDS' baby range has just become even cuter with the release of its first ever prewalker shoe collection.
My twins are heading towards three and have officially entered the superhero phase. It happened almost overnight.
My best friend and I had children within a year of each other. She thinks her child is God's gift to the world.
Motherhood burns you down, but it rebuilds you too.
Clinics provide IVF success rates in often confusing ways because there is no agreed format on how this information should be presented.
Top 5 Articles
We asked real women what surprised them during their pregnancy. They've shared their experiences in the hope of preparing the rest of us better for the ride
Research suggests that big headed babies become more intelligent than their smaller peers. One mum shares the positives and negatives of having a big headed baby.
There are some everyday things that parents can do to improve gross motor skills and coordination.
A mum whose daughter was born with an extra thumb says that the extra digit saved her life.
Heather Krueger and Chris Dempsey's origin story began in a darker place than most: with stage 4 liver cancer.
This method, called elimination communication (EC or assisted infant toilet training), is becoming increasingly popular in the West.
Some of the strangest questions about pregnancy - and some of the most bizarre spelling - have made for a hilarious video.
The use of heat packs, along with other aspects of clinical care, can reduce your risk of tearing in birth.
Click through the gallery to read the details and see some of the most memorable monikers in show biz families.