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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?

Welcome back from the weekend, my friends!  I do hope yours was lovely.  :]
GUYS.  We are four days into June.  WUUTTTT.  
So far, my late Spring/early Summer days consist of work, baby prep, doc appointments, vacation planning, and sunny pool days.  
What of you?  What do you most look forward to in the Summer?

Are you ready for some new names?? 
Tell me your favorite(s)!!!

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M | Scottis

Anglicized form of the Old Norse name Somarliðr meaning "summer traveler."  A 12th-century Scottish warlord bore this name---he created a kingdom on the Scottish islands.

F | Ancient Germanic
(possibly) ADD-a-lind

Composed of the Germanic elements adal "noble" and lind "linden tree, lime tree; shield" or "gentle, soft."

M | Medieval Irish

Derived from Irish brecc meaning "freckled, speckled" combined with a diminutive suffix, which makes it kin to the Welsh name BrychanIn early Ireland, this was a common name, borne by at least 13 saints.

F | English

Old Latin.  From the English word meaning "verity, truth."

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  1. Oooh! These are very unique names. Such perfect ones for fantasy novels! :D I especially love Verity! Somerled is super cool as well.

    I canNOT believe it's already June. did this happen?????

  2. *squeals* Baby Gabe is coming!!!

    Summer plans? Chasing black and white cows and maybe my sanity. Maybe. Can't make too many promises.

    Anyways, I love all of those names, especially Verity!


  3. Your spring/summer sounds fun so far! Mine has been a mix of work, finishing up that last bit of spring cleaning, and trying not to melt in this heat! Hehe. It's been nice though. :)

    Ooh, this batch of names is so cool! I read the name "Somerled" in a book once and fell in love with it.


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