Old English: ead: wealth, prosperity
Like many words in the English language, the use of contraction makes these two words into a unique new one. In this case, it became a unique name. This resembles the nautical term fo’c’sle which comes from the word forecastle.
Unless you’re a celebrity, the art of naming really has been lost among us these days. That is why I decided to include the New Unique Name post series on Brilafamo.
- Curzan, Anne and Michael Adams. “How English Works: A Linguistic Introduction.” 3rd Edition. Pearson. 2012.
- Fo’c’sle. Wiktionary.
- Old Engli.sh Dictionary.