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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? || Place Names


Happy July!
How's your Monday progressing? Are you taking part in Camp NaNoWriMo this month??  I'm in a little cabin with one of my dearest friends, and it turns out we have the same goal!

Here's some fresh & lovely place names for you, m'dears.  :]

Enjoy!

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Rome
M | English (modern), Italian
roam (English), ro-mah (Italian)

This is the name of the capitol city & comune of Italy.  The history of this city spans 28 centuries, and while Roman mythology dates the founding of Rome in 753 BC, there is evidence it was inhabited much earlier, amking it one of the oldest continuously occupied sites in Europe.  The origin of the city's name is believed to have come from its founder & first king, Romulus ("of Rome" in Latin).

Havana
F | English (modern)

From the name of the capitol city of Cuba.  Founded in 1514, it was given the name San Cristóbal de la Habana, meaning "Saint Christopher of the Habana" by conquistador Dego Velásquez.  Habana could've been the name of the native people.  Modern use of the name could possibly be inspired from the given name Savannah.

Mombasa
Kenyan, African

The name of a coastal city of Kenya, along the Indian Ocean.  It is the country's oldest & second largest city.


Virginia
English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Romanian, Ancient Roman

Feminine form of the Roman family name Verginius or Virginius.  The meaning is unknown, but it has long been associated with the Latin word virgo, "maid, virgin."  This was the given name of the first English baby born in the New World---Virginia Dare, 1587, Roanoke Island.  She was name for the Colony of Virginia, which was in turn named after Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queen.  This is also the name of a state in the Southeastern & Mid-Atlantic region of the United States.









Names & meanings via behindthename.com.
Photos via Pinterest.

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Whatcha think?  I like Havana out of all of these---so lovely! (even though I get a particular song stuck in my head... -_-)

Have a lovely week, y'all!
Thanks for reading/keeping up with my June Promptlies! I may or may not host another in the Fall---we'll see. :] But I had a blast! and I hope you did too.
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  1. I LOVE the place names! These are some of my favorites. Havana is a GREAT one! Love, love, love!!! Virginia is also such a lovely one.

    I'm sadly not doing Camp NaNo, but I am absolutely cheering you all on on the sidelines. I do hope you have a WONDERFUL month of writing! :D

    And thank you for posting the promptlies again! I enjoy them sooo very much! I really wanted to participate in some, but June turned out to be THE. CRAZIEST. MONTH. *collapses* But it was JOY getting to read all your delightful pieces! You come up with such fun concepts! <3 I'd love to see promptlies return sometime! :D

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    1. Me too!! Agreed! :D

      No worries, girl! It's Summertime & you've got loads already on your "platter" ;D Best wishes to you as you prep for Realm Makers!!!

      Thank you! *^ - ^* I so enjoy them. And again, no worries! You are so sweet. I'm certainly planning to host the Promptlies again for sure, just not positive when... September?? *shrugs* We'll see! I don't want it interfering with NaNoWriMo. :] <3

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  2. YOUR BLOG LOOKS GREAT!!!

    LOVE THESE NAMES!!! <3 <3 <3

    And this Monday has been great. I'm on vacation all week. (paid vacation. xD)

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    1. THANK YOUUUUU!!! *^ - ^*

      SO DO I! ;DDD

      So glad to hear, girl! Vacation is PURE AWESOMENESS. And PAID is even better!! ;D *thumbs up*

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