Isolde?

(34 Posts)
Umlauf Thu 21-Mar-13 17:50:32

I discovered this name yesterday, I think it looks beautiful written down. Not 100% sure about the way it sounds, its pronounced izold-uh, but DH keeps saying, 'older than what?!'

I love the Arthurian and Shakepearean and Wagner connection.

Also digging Edith, but we live in Spain and they would pronounce it completely differently.

All thoughts welcome?!

KobayashiMaru Fri 22-Mar-13 16:26:44

Iseult is the original Irish version, and not uncommon in Ireland. Other variants are Isolde, Isotta, Yseult, Isode, and Eysellt.

Ellypoo Fri 22-Mar-13 16:30:58

I know an Isolde - the name has grown on me, wasn't sure at first though!

LeslieWrinkle Fri 22-Mar-13 16:33:09

What does Iseult mean? I know a few adult Iseults. Is it from a legend?

Wishiwasanheiress Fri 22-Mar-13 16:35:20

Ah, I thought u pronounced it "I sold".

Iz older sounds even odder.

Pretty written though.

TheSecondComing Fri 22-Mar-13 16:36:15

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LeslieWrinkle Fri 22-Mar-13 16:40:04

for isolde i would say eezold and for iseult i'd say eesult.

KobayashiMaru Fri 22-Mar-13 17:07:11

Iseult of Ireland was the lover of Sir Tristan in the Arthurian legends. He married Iseult of Brittany to try and replace his lost (adulterous) lover, but couldn't love her and left her. There are many different versions of what happened.

Isolde is the German version popularised by the Wagner opera based on the ancient stories.

ElegantSufficiency Fri 22-Mar-13 17:10:37

Thanks Kobayashi

fussychica Fri 22-Mar-13 19:00:20

Lovely - would never have thought of it though.

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