Names, names names. So many overused, mediocre, clunky, or “that’s nice but it means WHAT?!” names…
If it’s male, Hunter and I already agree on Wesley. It’s his father’s middle name, and a favorite of both of ours. Unusual but not unheard of, dignified, and it means “from the west” which would be true enough. I think I can get him to let me give it my grandfather’s name for a middle- Virgil- so it would be Wesley Virgil Bishop. A very nice roll-off-the-tongue sort of name. (Update- Hunter thinks Virgil as a middle name is just fine, so we’re going to roll with that if it’s male)
But for a girl… well that’s not something that we’ve been able to determine. There is no hole-in-one name that we’ve yet found. Today I had some fun sifting through unusual name lists. I have a special penchant for Greek names, but there are plenty of others on there too. I like all of them, and I’m just rolling them all around right now in my head; not that it is even necesarry yet- but it’s fun to contemplate, and interesting to go through all the different names and their meanings.
For instance, I discovered that Whoopie Goldberg’s real name is, in fact, Caryn Elaine Johnson. I had to check when I discovered that “Whoopie” actually means….. “Whoopie” “Yippee” or “Hooray”… what a bizarre stage name that is, if you think about it.
Anyway, here’s some lovely names I picked out- in no particular order.
Persephone (Greek, goddess of the underworld)
Juniper (Latin, plant name)
Qadira (Arabic, powerful)
Willow (Old English, plant name)
Rosemary (Latin, dew of the sea, also a plant name)
Ophelia (Greek, to help, a helper, a character in Hamlet)
Demetria (Greek, Earth)
Penelope (Greek, The weaver. A character from Greek mythology.)
Artemisia (Greek, belonging to Artemis- goddess of the moon and the hunt)
Isadora (Greek, the gift of Isis)
Onora (Irish Gaelic, a form of honor)
Pania (Maori, a mythological sea-maiden)
Medea (the name of a princess and sorceress in mythology)
Rajani (Sanskrit, dark- of the night)
Alexandria (Greek, defender of mankind)
Rhiannon (Welsh, a nymph or queen)
Drusilla (Latin, from an old family name)
Daphne (Greek, The laurel. In Greek mythology, the name of a nymph who was transformed into a Laurel tree.)
Pandora (Greek, All-gifted, talented. A figure from Greek mythology.)
Cytheria- latin- venus- a pornographic actress!!!!