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and I do so love that he does :-*
For shizzle(white girl voice)
David Gates's Aubrey is a beautiful song. I'd love to know the story behind it. - Brian Kendig 17:18, 4 Mar 2005 (UTC)
The Cistercian article contradicts the following sentence:
- In the twelfth century, a Christian saint and abbot named St. Aubrey founded the Cistercian Order, seeking to operate under the Rule of St. Benedict, continuing Benedict of Nursia's tradition of solitary scholarship in a community of monasticism.
Aubrey in English comes from French, for a simple reason : English does not vocalize /l/ before /b/ or /d/. It would be "Albrey". Other thing the OE corresponding name is Ælf-riċ. /f/ instead of /b/ in "continental" Germanic.
There is not only one source for this name, but two. Aubrey is the result of the phonetic mutation from a masculine name Alberic and a feminine name Alberada that gave both Aubrey in French (Aubrey is an alternative spelling for Aubry ([i], "obreee") and Aubrée ([e], obre), that's the source of the female name in English, not Alberic. The female's name was especially popular in the noble Norman families in the middle ages written alternatively in the documents Alberada, Alberade, Alberede, Aubree and Aubrey. What is written in the wikitionary is a mistake. See for example as a famous Aubrée : Aubrey of Buonalbergo Nortmannus (talk) 08:52, 13 January 2011 (UTC)