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What's in a Name? || Nicknames!

It's Monday!  And that means November 1st is literally TWO. DAYS. AWAY.
Who's ready for NaNoWriMo???
*shakes head furiously*

But that's okay.  It seems I'm more of the procrastinate until last possible moment and then fly by the wind kinda girl anyways. . . ;D

Well, today I've got a new set of names featured for you, but as per request, they specialize in nicknames!  I gotta say, I LOVE sharing these.  Nicknames are a specialty of mine, I think.  :]

{To find the first post, go here!}


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M | Eastern African, Swahili

Means "mighty" in Swahili.

F | Biblical, Ancient Greek
u-OH-dee-ah (possibly)

Feminine variant of Euodias, which possibly means "prosperous journey" or "sweet fragrance."  In the New Testament, this is the given name of a woman mentioned by Paul in the book of Philippians (Phil. 4:2-3).

M | English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Ancient Greek (Latinized)

From the Greek form, Kyros, of the Persian name Kūrush, which could mean "far sighted" or "young."  This name is occasionally associated with the Greek kyrios, meaning "lord," and was borne by several kings of Persia, including Cyrus the Great, conqueror of Babylon, who is well-known in the Old Testament for freeing the Jewish slaves and allowing them to return to Israel.  As an English name, it was introduced among the Puritans after the Protestant Reformation.

F | English, Biblical, Biblical Latin
KAN-dis, kan-DAY-see, KAN-dǝ-see

Variant of Candace, which hails from the hereditary title of Ethiopian queens as mentioned in the New Testament book of Acts.  It is most likely derived from Cushitic kdke, meaning "queen mother."  As a given name, it was used by the Puritans after the Protestant Reformation.

M | English

Variant of the surname Aldridge, which is a habitational name of a place in West Midlands, England.  Meaning unknown.

F | English, French
ga-bree-EL (English), GAH-BREE-YEL (French)

French feminine form of Gabriel, meaning "God is my strong man."  This is the name of the main character in Shannon Dittemore's Angel Eye's trilogy, she went by Brielle.  A great series!!

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Whatcha think?  Got a favorite out of this set??
Best wishes to those of you taking part in NaNo!  Happy writing!
And have a lovely week!


  1. Ooo, I really like Ridge and Cy. And Bree. And Kandi.

    *facepalm* I’m too indecisive. XD

    1. I KNOW. I love Ridge especially---I think it's cuz I've never actually heard it as a name before... xD

  2. I love these so much! And I love the Angel Eyes trilogy! Brielle is such a pretty name!

  3. What a fun set of names! I really like Euodia and the nickname to go with it.

    Oooh, Cyrus! I have a character named that in one of my older works. I've also liked that one.

    And BRIELLE!!! Literally one of my most favorite names in existence. Like...if I ever have a baby girl I kinda want to name her that. o.o It's just so soft and beautiful.

    Thanks for another set of great name ideas! :D

    1. Thanks! Yes, that one is so very unique.

      Cyrus is such a strong name, I think. :] Who was he as one of your characters? Good guy? Bad? In-between??

      Yes!! That would be SOOOOO darn sweet. "Soft and beautiful" is the perfect description! I hope you have a little girl to call her that!


    (and I'm not ready for NaNo either)

    Kandi is my favorite, with Ridge as my second favorite :) Though I love all of them, LOL.

    Catherine <3

    1. Oh good---that makes me feel better! Yes! I agree on both of those. Kandi is just cute, and I LOVE Ridge.

      Thanks for commenting, dearie! <3

  5. Oh, I love this twist! I'm always interested about cool nicknames for equally cool names, so this is the perfect post!!

    1. Yes, me too! I love hearing the backgrounds on nicknames, where they come from, if they have meaning as to why that person is called that, etc.

      Thanks for commenting, Sarah! *^ - ^*

  6. Nice nicknames! Thank-you. ;) I especially love Ridge for Alderidge.


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