Dances_with_unicorns quite tactfully failed to mention that the son of Gerald was the *illegitimate* son of Gerald--otherwise he'd have been O'Gerald.
What do I think of it? I've always thought it sounded cool.
sounds like a noble family from the UK
It means, as far as I know, that someone back in your father's ancestral line was the "son of Gerald," which is the name's traditional meaning. I associate it with Ireland; obviously there are many people with that name in most English-speaking countries today.
On Ella and F. Scott I thought it meant incomparable talent.
It looks much better with a capital F.
Usually an out of wedlock son in Ireland.
Fitz means the bastard son of...
Fitzgerald = bastard son of Gerald/Herbert/William etc.
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