Monthly Archives: December 2011

John

Meaning: God is Gracious Origin: Hebrew Reason for Choosing: I just saw the new Sherlock Holmes movie, which featured John Watson (of course!). It was pretty good. Felt the first one was better. And, though I do love Robert Downey … Continue reading

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Moses

Meaning: Delivered from the water Origin: Egyptian Reason for Choosing: At Danielle’s house (you remember Danielle – she gave me that new name notebook for Secret Santa), my friends and I had a spur of the moment get-together and we … Continue reading

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Ebenezer

Meaning: Stone of Help Origin: Hebrew Reason for Choosing: On a family visit to Seattle today, we passed Ebenezer’s school. Which was small and quite cute. Opinion: I like Eben. Ebenezer’s pretty good too though. I would never use it, … Continue reading

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Francis

So, first off: apologies. But, this time I do have a reasonable excuse. I was sick. Like, delirious, sleep all day sick. Really sick. But I’m better now. Just a bit of a headache. Hoorah! And I spent quite a … Continue reading

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Noelle

Happy Christmas, all! Meaning: Christmas Origin: French Reason for Choosing: It is one of the most Christmas-y names. Opinion: I like it. It’s nice. Has a nice sound and all. I would write more about this, but it’s Christmas! And … Continue reading

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Nicholas

Meaning: People of victory Origin: Latin Reason for Choosing: St. Nick, of course! Tonight is Santa’s night. And I wish him all the best in his travels tonight. Opinion: I don’t really like it. I knew too many Nicks growing … Continue reading

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Natalia

Meaning: Born on Christmas day Origin: Russian Reason for Choosing: It is very close to Christmas, but that’s not my main reason for choosing it. I found my NaNoWriMo story from last year and my protagonist’s name had been Natalya, … Continue reading

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Jude

Meaning: Praise Origin: Hebrew Reason for Choosing: We visited with a friend of my mum’s today. Named Jude, obviously. But the name I am blogging about is a male name and she is a female. She goes by Jude as … Continue reading

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Emmanuel

Meaning: God is with us Origin: Hebrew Reason for Choosing: My family and I were in a restaurant earlier today and both my father and I began singing (quietly, of course) the song (one may call it a carol – … Continue reading

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Inez

Meaning: Chaste, pure, virginal Origin: Portuguese Reason for Choosing: My mother brought it up at dinner and I wasn’t quite sure of the origin. I knew it was a variant of Agnes, but I didn’t know the origin until I … Continue reading

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