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There is somehow a Surprise New Gender Swap Twilight Book, and I have been livetweeting it on my secondary twitter at a snail's pace all day long (I keep getting caught up in comparing the versions, which will surprise no one who reads the Hannibal recaps). Yes: Beaufort Swan and Edythe Cullen. My right hand to God.

Speaking of which, bonus Storify: That time I decided Edward was a disappointing son that Hannibal kicked out.

(ahhhhh I was getting done with the "Contorno" recap, daaaaamn youuuuuu)

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My great-aunts (b. In the early 1920s) name was Edythe and I always liked her name - as a kid I thought it was so romantic. I feel weirdly upset for her to have girl!edward share it.

Edythe was my grandmother's name, and I think she would've gotten a kick out of this. I am getting a little butthurt that people keep making fun of the spelling, though. /o\

Honestly, "Edythe" has started to really grow on me, and it has a more romantic look to me than Edith, somehow. Maybe the extra "e" makes it look less abrupt? At first I also kept reading it with an involuntary French pronunciation somehow, like "é-DEET."

I've just come back from BehindTheName's page on Edith:

From the Old English name Eadgyð, derived from the elements ead "wealth, fortune" and gyð "war". It was popular among Anglo-Saxon royalty, being borne for example by Saint Eadgyeth;, the daughter of King Edgar the Peaceful. The name remained common after the Norman conquest. It became rare after the 15th century, but was revived in the 19th century.

"Edythe" was listed as a variant of "Edith" and an English one at that; the actual French version of "Edith" would be "Édith". Fancy that. Oh well, final nail on the coffin for my ignorant remark. :P

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