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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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It's a New Year! || What's in a Name?

Welcome back, you dear beans! 
And Happy New Year!!!

How was your Christmas holiday?  Did you travel for it, or did your families gather at your home?  Were you one of those who stayed up to ring in the new year??  I definitely didn't. . . Priorities certainly change when you have a little one.  ;D

Well, for my first post of 2019, I've a rather unique set of names for you! 


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M & F | Hawaiian

From the definitive articles ka and noa, meaning "freedom" or "the free one."  Possibly Japanese in origin.

F | English (rare)
rhymes with "Erica"

Possibly a variant of Indian name Sarika, which comes from a Sanskrit word referring to a type of thrush or myna bird.  Could even be a combo of the given names Sarah ("princess") & Erica ("heather"). 

M & F | English

From the English word meaning "prevail" or "rule."

F | Norwegian (rare), Swedish (rare), Faroese

Modern form of Eydís, meaning "island goddess."  It is an Ancient Scandinavian and Icelandic name derived from the Old Norse elements ey "good fortune" or "island" and dís "goddess."

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Whatcha think?  Do you have a favorite of this set??  I love 'em all!  I really like the uniqueness of Sarica & Eydis.  Reign would be a cool dystopian name, I think.  And Kanoa is just cool.  :]


  1. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I canNOT believe it's 2019. o.o But I am excited!

    Oh my goodness, THESE NAAAMES. Such epic ones! I am in loooove with Sarica! And Eydis is beautiful! Kinoa and Reign are definitely epic as well. I don't know how you find these awesome things. I'm totally jotting these down. Thank you for sharing!

    And happy 2019! Praying you have a blessed one! <3

    1. Neither can I! I'm also excited to see what this year has in store.

      So glad you love these!! Epic is a great word to describe them. I knew right away they seemed to be amazing story-material. Jot away, dearie!!

      Thank you, Lauri! Best wishes & blessings to you, dear friend! <3 I so look forward to your fresh blog posts this year. *allthehearteyes*

  2. I love em all! They're so beautiful! Definitely using some of these soon!


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