Ermelo…. what da ffff?

I searched for may name over the internet and I found out that my name was actually a name of a small town in The Netherlands…

Ermelo is a municipality and a town in the eastern Netherlands, in the province of Gelderland in the Veluwe area with a population of over 26.000.

The town has been known to exist since at least 855. For a long time it consisted of little more than a few farms and some other buildings like a windmill and a church and it didn’t really grow much until the 19th century; in the year 1830 a road was made to make this part of the Veluwe more accessible and at the end of the 19th century the town got a train station. Because the trainstation was some distance away from the town centre a road was constructed, the Stationsstraat, which is now considered to be the centre of the town. After the second world war a shortage of houses resulted in a rapid growth of Ermelo and in 1973 Ermelo became its own separate municipality after having been part of Nunspeet before.