Friday, 13 April 2012

It's been a while

I have realised I have a lot of passion for names - but very little interest in writing about them. If you are linked to this blog by back reading posts on Appellation Mountain I apologise. But thanks for taking a peak :)

Best wishes

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Last day.

Tomorrow is my last technical day of school. Which just seems odd considering the fact I've already had two exams. But anyway - tomorrow is the day that is assigned each year, to say goodbye to the leavers. 

So au revoir my dear school. For you have treated me well - for the most part anyway!

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Why I'm glad we are still here today.

  • There are still more photos to be taken
  • I still need to get married, and have a kids, and a house, and a dog :)
  • My family
  • My friends
  • Exams! 
  • I have yet to cycle along the great wall of china.
  • I haven't seen the northern lights
  • I haven't been to university.
  • I have never travelled in first class.
  • I have more to give to this world.
God is good.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

The thing about... N names.

I have a passion for short N names for girls, that end in a.

  • Nova
  • Nona
  • Nola
  • Neva
  • Nella
Nola or Neva being my favourite.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

The thing about...Anthony

I have never met an Anthony who was after the 1970s, maybe that has something to do with living in Britain? Or maybe just where I live. Anthony, does not in fact even rank in the top 100 in England, so why it so popular over the pond?

Derived from the Roman name Antonius, Anthony or even Antony has a long history - and has been used in many languages since then. 

  • Antoine - French
  • Anton - German and Russian
  • Antonio - Italian 
It's meaning is just as pleasant - priceless. Though hardly a macho meaning by any stretch. 

There are a fair few well known Anthony's (though many go by shortenings):

Ant McPartlin - half of the UK presenting duo Ant and Dec
Tony Blair - the ex prime minister
Antonio Banderas - the actor
Anthony Horowitz - the author
Tony Hawk - the skateboarder

And on surname terms - the historical Mark Antony

How Anthony fit's into a 2010/11 naming society I just am not sure, to me it still has a typical 1970s feel. It is too long to compete with likes of Chase or Logan, and the nicknames, Ant or Tony again do nothing for me, but evidently they have some appeal in the US. Maybe someone could tell me why? Or maybe it is a default name? Like John or David. 

Monday, 16 May 2011

The thing about... Murphy

  • for a boy
  • an irish surname
  • in it's anglicized form
  • sea warrior

  • understated
  • underused
  • powerful
  • alternative to popular gaelic name

  • a name loved by me.