Monthly Archives: March 2012

Marie-Louise

Meaning: Bitter – renowned warrior Origin: French combination of Marie and Louise Reason for Choosing: My pa was telling me about Hergé’s girlfriend the other day. Her name was Marie-Louise, but she went by Milou. Which I thought was adorable! … Continue reading

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Margita

Meaning: Pearl Origin: Spanish or Italian version of Margaret Reason for Choosing: Danielle mentioned it to me after hearing it someplace. Opinion: I don’t like it. I like Margaret for its antiquity and the nickname Maisie, neither of which are … Continue reading

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Arrow

Meaning: Arrow Origin: English Reason for Choosing: My friend Faith was telling me about her pastor’s son, who was named Arrow Benaiah. Opinion: I think it’s cool, if a bit too cool. It almost feels like a name that’s trying … Continue reading

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Donna

Meaning: Lady Origin: Italian Reason for Choosing: I was looking around my bedroom, frantically searching for a name when my eyes lay upon the Doctor Who poster on my wall adorned with the Doctor and Donna Noble. Since “Doctor” isn’t … Continue reading

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Winter

Meaning: Winter (obviously) Origin: English Reason for Choosing: A moderator or runner or owner (not sure of the actual term) for a 1D Tumblr blog I follow. Opinion: I think it’s really cool. It’s a fairly awesome name and for … Continue reading

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Paul

Meaning: Small Origin: Latin Reason for Choosing: Paul Higgins, of course! Opinion: I’m not a fan. No nicknames other than Paulie and that’s too close to Polly to be taken seriously as a masculine name. It’s like John for me, … Continue reading

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Julia

Meaning: Youthful Origin: Latin Reason for Choosing: Jungle Julia is a character in Death Proof, which I just watched. Opinion: I like the name. I think it’s nice and light and sparkly, but I used to be friends with a … Continue reading

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Mitch

I’m tired. I just watched the Hunger Games premiere. It’s 3:39 in the morning. This post may make no sense. Sorry. Meaning: Who is like God? Origin: A variant of Michael somehow Reason for Choosing: There was a part in … Continue reading

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Eliam

Meaning: God is my Nation Origin: Hebrew Reason for Choosing: Why not? Opinion: Sure. It’s nice enough. I suppose it makes Liam more accessible to some (eg. me) by making it less popular and giving it a snazzy nickname (Eli). … Continue reading

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Phoebe

Meaning: Radiant, shining one Origin: Greek Reason for Choosing: I’m not sure… It just seemed right. Opinion: I like it. It’s got a nice sous and all, but no nicknames, unless you count Fifi (which I do not – children … Continue reading

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