Re: [lewiscarroll] "Charles Lutwidge" -> "Lewis Carroll"
>Well, I couldn't imagine a better or more knowledgeable response! Thank you!
> Ludovicus is Louis/Lewis/Luìs/Luiz/Luigi/Ludwig in Modern European languages.
> More than one name come from the common old French/German roots chlod and wich
> (brilliant warrior). From this root, derived Clodovechus and its abbreviation
> Clovis. Both names were very popular in medieval France.
> Clodovechus became Ludovicus in Latin, Clovis became Aloisius.
> In Italian, Clodovechus became Clodoveo (not common at all), Ludovicus became
> Ludovico, Aloisius became Luigi and Alvise (in Venice).
> In English (via French, I suppose) it's both Louis and Lewis. Lutwidge (not
> Lutdwidge, as I wrote yesterday) may sound like a theme variation.
> Moreover, both Carolus and Ludovicus were German derived names (Carolus from
> karl that is man - that is Andrew!).
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