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Friday, October 13, 2017

What is in a Name.

I know that there are a lot of things written about the meaning of names.  I have my own way of thinking about names.  Want an example?

OK, let's take the name Mary.  Christmas comes to mind, doesn't it?  But, on the other hand there was "Mary Mary quite contrary".  So, Mary could be peaceful or obstinate.

Since I used a biblical name to start, let's do it again with name John.  John the Baptist and John the Disciple.  But then it could also be used to refer to a bathroom.  You know, "got to go to the John

Mike can be short for Michael or slang for microphone.  "Give the mike to Mike so that he can sing his song."

How about the girls name, "Cadence"?  It means "rhythmic", so I bet that gal can dance and sing.

"Ace" is a male name meaning "unity or one".  But I would rather have four aces in my hand than one.

Hazel always reminds me of the maid on the old TV show, played by Shirley Booth.  I am sure some of you remember her.  That character was caring but a little on the bossy side.

Since we are going in alphabetical order, I guess Imogene would be next.  That name makes me recall the "Imogene Coca and Sid 
Caesar" show on TV.  How many of you remember that show?

OK, the next letter in the alphabet is "J".  So for someone as old as I am, it would have to be for Jane.  My first reader in school was "Dick and Jane".  Oh, Oh, I guess I am giving my age away again.

Kay would come next.  Kay could mean "rejoice" or "elder sister" or "Fire or FieryI guess it would depend on Kay's mood what meaning would be best.

Just one more for today.  Remember the show Laverne and Shirley?  Laverne means either "like the spring" or "The goddess of thieves in ancient Italian lore".

If you want to see more, I found these names and meanings at http://www.meaning-of-names.com/english-names/

I may continue the alphabetical list of names in tomorrow's blog posting or maybe not.  Either way, I want you to have a great day, you hear?



  1. I like old fashioned names better than the made-up sounding names some people use today. But then I'm so old fashioned myself what would you expect!

    1. Yep, me too. You know, like Tom, Dick, and Harry and Mary, Sue, and Alice. . .

  2. I prefer all the "old fashion" names. At least you could pronounce them and also didn't have to wonder if the child was a boy or a girl. I remember those old TV shows also, used to watch them all the time. Have a great day.

    1. Maybe since there are so many more people in the world than there used to be, they had to come up with some new and unique names (grin).