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    Default Ed "Lodewijk" or "Lodwijk" Van Halen?

    Hi all,

    I was doing some VH reading today and noticed something that brings up a question. How does Ed spell his middle name? I have seen it spelled "Lodewijk" and I have also seen it "Lodwijk". Does anyone know for sure? Just one of those small details that I seem to obsess over...

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    The former.

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    And this concludes the day's Dutch lesson at the Links...
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    Lodewijk

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    Well, since I am proudly obsessed with Ed, I consider myself an Ed expert (just kidding ) on just plain old Ed and not the music, it's Lodewijk. It's so pretty, isn't it?

    I used to know what shoe size he wore, but I've forgotten.

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    Hey while we are on the subjective could I get a phonetic pronunciation guide

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    Load-a-vike.
    Thanks I feel like a dork I meant subject of course

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Dreamer View Post
    And this concludes the day's Dutch lesson at the Links...
    LOL

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    Hey, since we're discussing names, isn't Van Halen supposed to be van Halen, instead of Van Halen?


    Isn't Al's full name Alex Arthur Van Halen, and Wolf's is Wolfgang William Van Halen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimmie5150 View Post
    Hey, since we're discussing names, isn't Van Halen supposed to be van Halen, instead of Van Halen?


    Isn't Al's full name Alex Arthur Van Halen, and Wolf's is Wolfgang William Van Halen?
    Correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van De Groep View Post
    Correct.

    OOOWW!!! I just aced that shit!!

    Who'd of thunk it?


    Don't you think the name "Wolfgang" is just cool as hell?
    Last edited by Kimmie5150; 09.03.08 at 11:04 AM.

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    All right guys (and girls),
    Here’s an audio sample of how Ed’s name is pronounced in his and my home country, the Netherlands aka Holland.

    I’ve recorded it myself; http://rapidshare.com/files/142365891/Naamloos.wma.html

    In Holland, names can exist of 3 parts. First the first name (in this case “Edward” or in my case “Roy”). Than we have the last name. (In Ed’s case “Halen” and in my case “Groep”). Then there is a possibility of a “between name” which is not necessary, but optional. In Ed’s case his “between name” is “van” or in my case “van de”)

    Jan (van Halen) thought the Americans would have trouble to pronounce it that way, thus changing his name to “Van Halen”

    • Nice little trivia. I you translate the Dutch last name “van Halen” in English it means literally “from get” or “to get”

    Hope this clears the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimmie5150 View Post
    OOOWW!!! I just aced that shit!!

    Who'd of thunk it?


    Don't you think the name "Wolfgang" is just cool as hell?


    Does anyone know if Wolfie was named after Mozart?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    Load-a-vike.
    I kind of like the way that is pronounced!
    "Viking - last to sleep, first to rise, last to leave, that's how the Nords of old rocked the house." ~ timmac in the 'Texas Linkers' thread talking about yours truly. :-)

 

 

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