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Welcome, friend! Relax & rest awhile, if you please. I'm an ordinary girl, a follower of Christ, mama to Gabriel, & wife to Evan. Here in this little space of the online world, I share all manner of bookish things, including full content reviews, writerly snippets, encouragement for everyday life, and a whole collection of names & their meanings.

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What's in a Name? | Twins!

At long last, another twin post!!  Oddly enough, I cannot find the first one. . . Well, I did find it, sorta, but it said the page "does not exist."  O_O  WHAT?  Oh dear, oh dear, tut tut.  I don't know what happened, but I don't like it.  I don't even remember which names I used for that one!! AGH.  Do any of you happen to have a better memory than mine?  If so, I'll gladly re-create that post. . .

But in the meantime, enjoy these!

Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  English
Pronunciation:  DEN-vǝr

Meaning & History
From an English surname which hails from a place-name meaning "Dane ford" in Old English.  This is the name for the capitol city of Colorado, USA, which was named for the politician James W. Denver (1817-1892).

Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  English (modern)
Pronunciation:  dǝ-KO-tǝ

Meaning & History
Means "allies, friends" in the Dakota language.  This is the name of a Native American people of the northern Mississippi valley.

Gender:  Feminine
Usage:  English, Irish
Pronunciation:  ER-in
Meaning & History
Anglicized form of Eireann, the genitive case of Gaelic Éire, meaning "Ireland."  This has been used as a given name since the middle of the 20th century. 

Gender:  Feminine
Usage:  English, Swedish 
Pronunciation:  ER-i-kǝ
Meaning & History

Feminine form of Eric, which is derived from Old Norse elements meaning "ever, always" and "ruler."  First used as a given name in the 18th century, it also coincides with the Latin word for "heather."


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  1. Oooh, I love these names! :D

  2. I don't think I ever remember seeing a twins post before, but this is a fantastic idea! I love the pictures of the twins and the equally sounding names. :)
    And if you're interested, I tagged you for the Liebster Award!

  3. Proverbs31Teen: Thanks! I especially love the pairing of Denver and Dakota :]

    Katie Grace: Glad you think so! And thank you, dearie! I absolutely LOVE tags. Unfortunately, they seem to be forgotten and pile up behind my back, but I shall definitely try to get to them. Thanks bunches!!!

  4. Tags are fun, aren't they? I love getting to know my blogging buddies better through them. :D
    You're welcome! I look forward to your post. :)

  5. These are great! I remember that first twins post, but unfortunately, I can't recall the names you used... I'm pretty sure you used the names of the twins in those Frank Peretti books, the Veritas Project or something, right?

    By the way, not sure if I've mentioned it already, but I love the new blog design! So pretty! <3

  6. Katie Grace: Yes! they sure are. Exactly! It's a great way to learn more about meh blogger friends. :]

    Tracey: Thanks, girlie! And you're brilliant! I do remember doing the Elijah/Elisha combo... But I can't remember the other... Thank you, dearie. I LOVE my new design.

  7. These are both adorable! You come up with the greatest names.

    I'm so sad your other twins post disappeared. D: I definitely remember you doing it, but my memory doesn't go much farther than that. Sometimes I wonder why I even have a memory, it doesn't work very hard for me. XD So, sadly, I can't remember what names you had on there. I wish I did!

  8. So am I! :[ Ah well. I'm glad you all remember. Haha, exactly! Same with me! When someone asks what your favorite song/movie/book is and you have all these favorites, but when they voice the question ALL of those just... disappear... So frustrating!

    Thanks for commenting, dearie!!


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