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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?

Looking for some new and unique names, my writerly friends? 
Try these!

M | Native American

A translation to mean "friend," "friendly," "companion," or "allies" in the Yankton-Yanktonai and Santee dialects of the Lakota Sioux language. 

F | Biblical, Roman Mythology

Feminine form of Junius, a Roman family name derived from the name of a Roman goddess, Juno, which could hail from an Indo-European root, meaning "youth" (or possibly of Etruscan origin).

M & F | Norwegian, Danish, Swedish

Derived from Old Norse rún meaning "sacred lore."

Spanish, Portuguese
DOOL-the (European Spanish), DOOL-se (Latin American Spanish)

Means "sweet" or "candy" in Spanish.

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Photos via Pinterest.


  1. I love ALL of them! And the pictures were really awesome too!


  2. You're always so good at coming up with intriguing, unique names! I love all of these! Rune especially is a really cool one.

    By the way, I tagged you for the Spring Cleaning Writing Challenge! Here's the link:
    Nooooo pressure AT ALL to join in though.

  3. Thank you, ladies!! It gives me great pleasure y'all enjoy these posts as much as I do. *^ - ^*

    And thank you, dear Lauri! The tag looks like such fun! A definite must for me, especially with Camp NaNo approaching. *shrieks suddenly* O____O Ahem. Anywho, many thanks for tagging me! :] :] :]

  4. I like that name Dulce. It reminds me of 'dulcimer'!


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