What's in a Name?

I'm back! 

I can't thank you enough, dear friends, for all of your prayers regarding my grandfather.  While he is not out of the woods yet, we officially have a plan.  And God is in control.  I hope to have a more detailed update soon, as well as a couple book reviews and bloggy normal-ness.  With that said, don't forget to visit, ya hear?  :]

Meanwhile, here's a pair of names for you to mull over.  I'm still working on another set of twin names, so stay tuned!  By the way, any other requests?


Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian
Pronunciation:  (possibly) zor-AHN, ZOR-ahn

Meaning & History
Masculine form of Zora, which comes from a South and West Slavic word meaning "dawn, aurora."

Gender:  Feminine
Usage:  Russian
Pronunciation:  NEE-kah

Meaning & History
Russian short form of Veronika (and other names ending in nika), cognate of Veronica, which is the Latin alteration of Berenice (ultimately meaning "bringing victory"), the spelling influenced by the ecclesiastical Latin phrase vera icon meaning "true image."


Hope you have a lovely week, dearies!

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Names & meanings via behindthename.com.
Photos via Pinterest.


  1. This is a great series. Those names are so interesting! I like Zoran a lot.

  2. I absolutely LOVE your blog! I do like to write but my blog is for fashion. But my sister's blog is a writing blog.
    I would it if you could visit them!

    Allie D.
    Mine: spreadingmyjoy.blogspot.com
    My sister's: spreadinghisgrace.blogspot.com


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