Wednesday, June 28, 2006

What's in a name?

I have often said my name doesn't suit me, but when I look at the meaning of the names, I guess they kind of do in some obscure way. Maryssa meaning: Of the sea. Variant of Marie and Mary.Maryssa origin: LatinMaryssa gender: Female (Since my folks all love the water, barges, yachts etc., i fell in love with sailing in a force 9 gale!) GUDRUN Gender: Feminine Usage: Norse Mythology, Scandinavian, German From the Old Norse name Guðrún meaning "god's secret lore", derived from the elements guð "god" and rún "secret lore". In Norse legend Gudrun was the wife of Sigurd. After his death she married Atli, but when he murdered her brothers, she killed her sons by him, fed him their hearts, and then slew him. (erm a temper? yes, I have one of those too) AILSA Gender: Feminine Usage: Scottish From the name of an island off Scotland, which was originally spelled in Old Norse Alfsigesey, meaning "island of ALFSIGR". Ailsa female Hebrew concecrated to god (Okidoki) Mann (origin: Ger.) Gentleman or master, the same as Herr. Man, in the Welsh, signifies freckled or spotted; also, a spot, a place. (I used to have many freckles) How about Craig? Craig male Celtic from near the crag The boy's name Craig is pronounced krayg. It is of Scottish and Gaelic origin, and its meaning is "rock, rocky." Comes from the word "crag." Also originally a Scottish surname. The name is now popular in the English-speaking world. Craig has 3 variant forms: Craigie, Craik and Kraig. Anthony: Worthy of praise. male Latin, Greek priceless, flourishing, flower How sweet!!!!! SCOTT Gender: Masculine Usage: English, Scottish Pronounced: SKAHT [key] From a surname which meant "Scotsman" in Old English. The original meaning of the word Scot is debated, but it may mean "tattoo", so given because Scotsmen often had tattoos. Craig's name definitely suits him, don't you think?! And what of Brutus? BRUTUS Gender: Masculine Usage: Ancient Roman Roman cognomen meaning "heavy" in Latin. Famous bearers include Lucius Junius Brutus, the traditional founder of the Roman Republic, and Marcus Junius Brutus, the statesman who conspired to assassinated Julius Caesar.


Anonymous jodie said...

Hahahaha, cool Mo! Where do you find all the info on the names?

Thursday, 29 June, 2006  
Blogger VallyP said...

Hi Mooska
Great post! Like Jo, though, where did you find all the info on these names? Really good, and in your case, quite apt too, it seems! For craig too!
Lots of love to you both
PS The most recent chapter of my book is dedicated to you, you have to read it now...hee hee!

Monday, 03 July, 2006  
Blogger Mo and Cas said...

Ooooh noooo blush blush
Dedications! as for the names, just google yours and see what comes up, many different sources

Thursday, 06 July, 2006  

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