© 2006-2012 Ingela F. Hyatt
How do you pronounce your name and where does it come from?
"You would not believe the number of people who have asked me that question. LOL And the numerous pronunciations range from the bizarre to the humourous. Ingela is pronounced: 'Ing-GALE-la'. I hope that clarifies things.
"Now, where does it come from? To be honest, I have no idea, except to say from my dad (he thought I should have a unique and unusual name - which seems to fit me like a glove). As far as we know it's a combination of English, German, and Scandinavian. For example, Ingela (as it's pronounced) is the German pronunciation of 'Angela'. Ing is an alternate name for the Scandinavian God Frey (the god of fertility, who has a twin sister named Freya). And at one time, England was called Ingland, no doubt by the voracious Vikings who settled there. So in short, I haven't a clue. But I'd be willing to bet I'm the only Ingela F. Hyatt in the world.
“Recently, a friend on twitter told me Ingela is a common name in Sweden. Though he hasn’t told me what means yet...(should I be worried? LOL). He did however, send me a link to the song, Ingela by Robert Broberg (1969) in Swedish...The lyrics? Something about Ingela turning heads, causing car crashes when she walks down the street, and men dreaming about her at night...I’m not going to
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