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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 August!
And happy Monday! How was your weekend?

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


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M & F | Hawaiian

From the name of the third largest island and most populated of the US state of Hawaii.  Meaning unknown.  Legend says a Polynesian navigator, who discovered the islands, named it after his daughter.  The capital city of Honolulu is located on this island.

F | English (rare)

From the name of a Middle Eastern country now known as Iran.  Its name is derived from Avestan Parsa (meaning "virtuous" in Persian), which was the ancient tribal name of the native people ruled by Cyrus the Great.  As a given name, it has been occasionally used in the English-speaking world from the 19th century on.

M & F English

From the name of a state in the United States.  It is named after the Colorado River---from Spanish elements colo ("colored") & rado ("reddish" or "ruddy"). 

English, Italian, Spanish, Ancient Roman
veh-RO-na (Italian), vi-RO-na (English)

Meaning unknown.  Possibly of Latin, Gallic, or Etruscan origin.  A city in northern Italy bears this name.

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Whatcha think? I think Persia is gorgeous!  But in truth, I love all of these.  :]

Have a lovely week, y'all!


  1. Persia is definitely my favorite. Although Verona is also soooooo pretty!

    I think Colorado is a super fun name, especially for a guy. And O'ahu is such a unique one.

    I JUST LOVE THEM ALL! You're so good at these!

    1. I agree on both! And yes, I think so too in regards to the guy names. Thanks, girl! I have such fun with these xD

  2. Love these! Also I can see all the names this time! :)

    1. Thanks, girl! And oh, GOOD. So glad to hear that! I wonder why you couldn't previously... *scratches head* Glad it fixed itself---hope it stays that way! :D


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