[log in to unmask] writes: >"s'appeler" should be from 'se appellare', being appellare a compund >ad+pello which meant 'to call'. In Italian the verb appellare (used in the >reflexive:-arsi) means also 'to plead'. In French it has developped >another >meaning. I'm not sure how it went in Spanish, but it looks like it went to "apellidarse" in Spanish, which means "to have for a last name". I'm not sure if "apelar" (appeal) comes from "se appellare" or not.