Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/11/06

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Subject: [Leica] Spanish names
From: h_arche at (H. Ball Arche)
Date: Thu Nov 6 09:21:36 2008

Am I repeating myself here?

My full last name is Arche de Estrada, and the 'Estrada' is a matronmyic; I 
took may mother's full maiden name some years ago. 'Arche' may not sound 
particularly Spanish - the Arche's moved to Spain from what is now the 
Belgian-Dutch border sometime during the Orange wars. I only use the whole 
thing on legal documents.

Ball is my father's surname, and as I did the legal change in mid-career I 
go by Harvey Ball (or H.B.) Arche in most regular circumstances. If you 
google harvey ball artist you'll see why I might want to avoid confusion.

I've also wondered if Lluis's name is more Catalan, perhaps, than Spanish?

--- On Thu, 11/6/08, Brian Reid <> wrote:

> From: Brian Reid <>
> Subject: [Leica] Spanish names
> To:
> Date: Thursday, November 6, 2008, 9:22 AM
> I've been wondering about this for a while, but now that
> Se?or Ripoll has won both first and second place in the
> contest, I'm going to ask.
> Lluis, I would enjoy seeing an explanation of why you have
> written your name so many diferent ways. For a few years it
> was "Luis Ripoll" and then it was "Lluis
> Ripoll" and now it's "Lluis Ripoll
> Querol". Is "Querol" a matronymic? Is
> "Lluis" a nickname? Is "Lluis"
> pronounced the same as "Luis" or does the
> "ll" combination have a "y" sound?
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