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I thought Alessa was supposed to have God's baby, and that's what Cheryl was, but Harry came to the hospital and kidnapped her because he couldn't get it up.

jk. lollercoaster.

Anyways, I talked to my French professor and she says she knew a Gillespie family when she lived in Paris for a few years. So it's possibly French, but I'm sure there are Gillespie families here in the US as well... I dunno.


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I'm thinking since Gillespie sounds a little like Gypsy, there may be a correllation here...


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I'm thinking since Gillespie sounds a little like Gypsy, there may be a correllation here...

I'm fairly certain that those two words sound nothing alike. But maybe I'm wrong.


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On the contrary, the first time I saw Dahlia and she said her name, "Gypsie" was the first connotation that jumped into my head.

I have always associated her with Eastern European rural ethnicity, much like the creepy villagers that you get in the old Dracula films.

Coupled with the mafia-style twang that you get at the start of the SH1 intro music (Hometown?), this goes to hit you with a very big Slavonic/Romanic feel. Isn't there a mafia-like movie that starts with the camera panning in on a picture of a girl, just like they do with Alessa? (Plus Kaufmann and the other doctors seem to come straight out of the Godfather)

I was always convinced that Team Silent were trying to suggest the Eastern European heritage of the Gillespie family. Did anyone else think this??

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Gillespie is the last name of an Australian Cricket player from my state, and it's always reminded me of him. However, his origins are as mixed as the name itself seem to be - I believe he's part Italian and part Aboriginal amongst other things.


I never thought of Silent Hill being anything like The Godfather, I have to admit.


Also, where I'm from, Gillespie is pronounced Ghill-ES-pea (with the emphasis on 'es'), so I have to agree that I don't think ‘gypsy’ and ‘Gillespie’ are pronounced similarly.


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Xmarquise wrote:
I'm thinking since Gillespie sounds a little like Gypsy, there may be a correllation here...


i always made that connection as well, plus the way she's dressed. is she chewing gum the first time harry sees her? that mouth thing and the twitch. weird. plus, the snazzy tie just screams gypsy. and the veil.

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Ooh....I've had just a random idea......

Dahlia kind of shifts her shoulders and chews on something when you first see her. Maybe she's munching on a bit of aglophotis in order to stop those parasite things getting into her back.........

Hmm.....

Anyway, that's a crackpot theory for another thread....

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One thing I can say for sure .. Gillespie is NOT french at all..

it just is'nt ..


1: Because of the way it's pronounced .
If it was french it would be hell to pronounce it in french .. would sound like "Ji yes pih"

Cause G next to a vowel is pronounced like a J in french (except for a o and u)

and most of the time (except for a number of words) when two L's are stuck between
two vowels it's pronounced like a y ..

the only way the word gillespie could be pronounced the way it's prnounced ,in
french , would be if it was written like this : "Guilespie"


So the changes of Gillespie being a name derived from french are extremely slim..

it sounds a lot more gypsie

http://mapage.noos.fr/rgillespi1/


Found this .. according to this .. it would be an ancient IRISH name o.o


Edited by Krist. Don't double post.

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Heh. It's quite a fitting name really

Gillespie - someone who argues on behalf of the clergy.

Thanks for the etymolicious info!

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Lol, necrombumping this thread.
Found a site on the origins of the gillespie name; it says that the name is actually gallic, and originated in England!
The name originated from "Druidic Bard" and "Bishop".
Seeing what she does/is doing/did in the game, it could make sense having her to be a Druidic Bishop

Here's the link:
http://mapage.noos.fr/rgillespi1/

Well, there goes the Eastern European idea...

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Awesome, thanks! That's actually pretty cool.

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Shame, I quite liked the eastern-European idea... It's really nice to see that even the questions that are years old can still be answered. Thanks ashatteredmemory, seeing this old question resolved really made my day.


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Abdiel wrote:
Any etymologists here know where the name "Gillespie" comes from?

It always struck me as an Eastern European name - possibly Romanian or Hungarian.

I'm just curious to know which particular bunch of immigrants the Gillespie family are descendents of.

Sorry if this question has been nuked already.


Google is a marvelous, marvelous thing.

http://www.houseofnames.com/xq/asp.fc/q ... -crest.htm


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Dahlia never knew Cheryl: she was created on the side of the road.

But what about Dahlia using a spell to "call the other half" hmmm?


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>But what about Dahlia using a spell to "call the other half" hmmm?
What about it? Dahlia was aware Alessa split her soul—she wasn't aware where "Cheryl" was created, nor where to find her.

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