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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 || Places Edition!

Good day to you, m'dears!  Happy April!
It's the first Monday of the month & therefore time for more place names!  I really like this set.  :]


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M | English (rare)

The name of a city & county in Tennessee.  The name itself is derived from the surname of the same spelling, which is a variant of the Scottish locational name Loudoun, a village located to the east of Ayrshire in Scotland.  Meaning unknown.

M & F | English (modern)

From the name of the American state, derived from Latin montanus "mountainous." 

Spanish, Portuguese; Japanese

Means "river" in Spanish or Portuguese.  It is the name of a city in Brazil---full name Rio de Janeiro ("River of January"), so named because the first explorers came to the harbor in January & mistakenly believed it was a river mouth.  Also a Japanese name with various meanings from differing kanji combinations.


From the name of a city in the American state of Georgia, originally a short form of Atlantica---ultimately derived from the name of the Atlantic Ocean (itself, closely associated with the name Atlas "enduring").  It could also be considered a contracted form of Atalanta "equal in weight".

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Whatcha think?  Any favorites in these?  Any you would add or could see using in your WIP?  Let me know! I may feature them next month.  :D

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Today is the first day of Camp NaNo!! Are you taking part this month?  If so, happy writing!!!

Have a lovely week, y'all!


  1. I have a college friend who's name is Montana - I always thought it was a pretty name :) I love all of these names, Sarah!

    1. I agree! And I've heard it's a beautiful state as well ;D

      Thanks, girl!


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