Earl de Blonville was born Earle Robert Bloomfield. He changed his name to Earl de Blonville sometime in the late 1990’s or early 2000’s because he believes he is descended from French nobility. It appears that Earl, with one e, is still his legal name notwithstanding the fact that since 2016 or so he goes, again, by Earle. His website, email, etc. all have the added e. On legal documents related to Oceanic Research Institute, he is Earl. On his nametag in the image below and his registration for this conference, he is Earl. To have changed his name, legally, back to Earle would involve a lot of paperwork, new passport, drivers license, etc. Go figure.