What's in a Name?

Happy Monday, y'all.  I hope your weekend was as lovely as mine! 

This is the second day of October!! AHHH!!!  And guess what - FACT:  In a mere six days, I will have been married to my best friend for ONE WHOLE YEAR.  *jaw drops*  Aces, where did the time go??  [I seem to say that quite often, forgive me. . .  But seriously, I can't help but be baffled.]

Anywho, 'nuff of the chit-chat.

It's time for a new set of Names!  I have some good ones today, my friends.  :]  And I'm particularly fond of the first one. . . (which could be due to the fact there's only one letter difference compared to my dear hubby's name. . .).  *^ - ^*

Enjoy!

Eran
M | Hebrew
er-AHN, ER-ǝn (possibly)

Means "watchful, vigilant" in Hebrew.  In the Old Testament, this was the given name of a grandson of Ephraim, son of Joseph.


Melissa
F | English, Dutch, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
mǝ-LIS-ǝ

Means "bee" in Greek.  In Greek Mythology, this was the name of the nymph who cared for the young Zeus.  As an English name, it has been in use since the 18th century. 








Fitzwilliam
M | English (rare), Literature
FITZ-will-yǝm, fitz-WILL-yǝm

From an Irish surname, meaning "son of William" in Anglo-Norman French.  William hails from the Germanic name Willahelm, which is comprised of the elements wil "will, desire" and helm "helmet, protection."  The FitzWilliam family are recorded in Dublin all the way back to the year 1210.  In Jane Austin's novel, Pride & Prejudice (1813), this was the given name of Mr. Darcy. 


Lily
F | English
LIL-ee

From the name of the flower - a symbol of purity.  Ultimately derived from the Latin word lilium.












Have a lovely week!
Sarah



Names & Meanings via behindthename.com
Photos via Pinterest.

5 comments

  1. Happy Anniversary!

    I really like finding out the meaning behind names :) This post was interesting - I didn't know Melissa came from a Greek name!

    Catherine
    catherinesrebellingmuse.blogspot.com

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  2. I didn't know Melissa meant 'bee'. That's cool, I love bees.

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  3. Time IS going by so fast. I can't believe we're already in October. It's just craziness!

    What a sweet set of names! I've always adored the name Lily. It's so beautiful! ^_^

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  4. Farm Lassie: Thank you! *^ - ^* And thanks for commenting, m'dear! So glad you liked this post. :]

    Blue: I know! I didn't either! That's why I enjoy doing these posts. I usually learn something new every time.

    Christine: Agreed. Definite craziness! Aww, thanks! It is a sweet name. I don't know about you, but I think of a gentle, kind-hearted girl if I were to use the name Lily. :]

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  5. Happy anniversary!

    Ooh, I really like Eran! May have to steal that for a story one of these days...

    Fitzwilliam is one of my favorite names! (I have no idea why. Maybe because it's really fun to say and has that elegant, fancy quality to it?) I actually named my Kindle Fitz... :D

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A shapeless mass, and a book of rules,
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