Help with Howl: Rugby, Welshisms and saucepans

Colin Fine colin at kindness.demon.co.uk
Tue Mar 29 16:49:03 EST 2005


Charles Butler wrote:

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>> Is Howell a particularly Welsh name?
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> Exclusively so, I'd say. Hwyl would be the Welsh spelling, I think.
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Neither Hywell nor Hwyl, but Hywel.

(The common Welsh Surname Powell is originally Ap Hywel - a patronymic. 
Compare Pugh, Bowen, Price (Preece), Broderick, Pritchard, Probert, )

Colin

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