Monthly Archives: February 2012

Tally

Happy Leap Year Day, everyone. Grrr. Sorry for such a cold welcome, but a computer-related mishap has angered and inconvenienced me. I brought out this entire post, pasted it in here, then lost it and wasn’t able to re-copy. Because … Continue reading

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Phelan

Meaning: Wolf Origin: Irish Reason for Choosing: Phelan Rapp is the name of a character in Mastiff and Terrier (both by Tamora Pierce). I also recently decided to do a middle name list and it’s first on my list of … Continue reading

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James

Meaning: Supplanter (replacer) Origin: Hebrew Reason for Choosing: A combination of my dad watching the Rockford Files while I was working on my writing assignment and a character in um writing assignment originally being named Jimmy (full name James). But … Continue reading

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Nathaniel

Meaning: Gift of God Origin: Hebrew Reason for Choosing: An as-of-yesterday-night recent addition to my top ten Opinion: I like it. A lot actually. I’ve always liked it, but I also really, really like nicknames. And I couldn’t think of … Continue reading

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Esther

Meaning: Star Origin: Aramaic Reason for Choosing: A recent addition to my top ten, replacing Penelope. Opinion: Well, I obviously like it. If I didn’t, it wouldn’t be in my top ten. I like its antique-ness. And I find it … Continue reading

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Pearl

Meaning: Pearl Origin: English Reason for Choosing: I just finished Bloodhound by Tamora Pierce and this is the name of the antagonist. Who is crazy! Opinion: I like it. I used to not, but now I do. It’s cute, though … Continue reading

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Mary

Meaning: Bitter Origin: Hebrew Reason for Choosing: It’s my name. I am considering starting to go by my middle name, Margaret. Opinion: It’s my name. How do you think I feel about it? I had a lot of problems with … Continue reading

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Neil

Meaning: Cloud Origin: Irish Reason for Choosing: Today in my comparative civilisations class, we watched a really, really, really bad video about Zeus. To give you an idea of how bad it was I will tell you this: both Zeus … Continue reading

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Matthias

Meaning: Gift of God Origin: Aramaic Reason for Choosing: A recent addition to my top ten, along with the name of a character in Mastiff (By Tamora Pierce, third in the Provost’s Dog series), which I finished on Saturday. I … Continue reading

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Shaun

Meaning: God is gracious Origin: Variation of Sean, an Irish variant of John Reason for Choosing: A character in the English Disney dub of The Secret World of Arrietty. His name was changed from Sho. Which I despise. Why change … Continue reading

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