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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?

Happy Monday, my dears!
Welcome back.  How was your weekend?  Didja watch the Super Bowl??? Or did you do something a little more worthwhile?  *wink wink*  My family always hosts a fun Super Bowl party/get-together.  It's a MUST -- especially as my hubby hails from MA. . . Who were you rooting for??  Even if you weren't rooting for a particular team, just watching the commercials and movie previews are enjoyable.  The Solo (Star Wars) teaser was my FAVORITE!!

Anyways, on to today's post!  I've got some fresh new names for you.

M | English, Ancient Germanic

Old Germanic and Latinized form of Miles, whose meaning is not known for certain, but could possibly be derived from Latin miles meaning "soldier."

MY NOTES:  This is the name of one of my favorite characters in Louis L'Amour's westerns, Milo Talon.  :]

F | Literature (Tolkien)

Means "nightingale" in Sindarin.  In J.R.R. Tolkien's Silmarillion (1977), this was the given name of the daughter of the Elven king Thingol.  Beren was her beloved, and together they retrieved one of the Silmarils from the iron crown of Morgoth.

M & F | Japanese, Hawaiian

Means "the free one," from the two elements ka (a definitive article) and noa meaning "freedom." Of Japanese origin.

F | Swedish, Norwegian, Welsh
AY-rah (Swedish), or possible EYE-rah

A modern form of Old Norse Eir, meaning "mercy."  In Welsh, it means "snow."

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  1. Ooh, these names are awesome! I love these posts because not only are the names great, but the pictures really inspire me, too. These posts are extremely helpful to me because I am terrible at coming up with names. XD

    ~Ivie|Ivie Writes

  2. You are so sweet! It pleases me to hear you enjoy these so much. If you ever have a request about names with certain meanings, or would simply like to know the meanings of a name or two, send 'em my way! I'd be more than happy to feature them (if I haven't already). :]

  3. I DID watch the Super Bowl!!! I'm a die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fan, and it was agony seeing the game go back and forth like it did. But, it was worth it to see Nick Foles hoist the Lombardi Trophy :):):):)

    I know "Milo" is also a name of a grain, I think it's another name for sorghum if I remember correctly.

    Eira!!! I love that name - my MC for SOI has a similar name (Eirwen).

    Awesome post, Sarah!!


  4. You always find the best names! I especially love Eira! Like...LOVE LOVE LOVE. I just added it to my ever-growing list of potential character names. :D

    I did...not watch the Super Bowl. I never have before. *cough* And probably never will. *COUGH* (Though OCCASIONALLY I'll tune in to see if the commercials are on. XD) Because, erm...I hate football. *COUGHITY COUGH* So shameful. Buuut yeah. Not my thing. XD

  5. Catherine: Congrats to them. :] They played quite well! That is so interesting about "Milo," I did not know that! And isn't it?? It's so pretty and simple. Those are the best kind of names.

    Lauri: Awww, thanks! It's such a lovely name. So glad y'all like it! Yes! USE ITTTTTTT :D Haha, no worries! Half of my family are only in it for the commercials and movie previews. You're not alone! Personally, I like basketball better ;D


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