Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Today is Wednesday, Though, These are for Thursday

GIRLS

Vanda - a form of Wanda in a few different languages. Wanda means "wanderer". Vanda is also a species of orchid.

Budingen
Zettie

Bedinger  this was the middle name of an American female poet, which is why I thought it was a female name. It is just a surname stuck in the middle after all. It is German and derives from the city of Budingen.

Budingen coat of arms
*side note genealogy-wise. This lends credence to my idea that the name Dellet is a surname indicating the town that family was from. I have now come across at least a few German surnames of this sort.
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Calceolaria- Latin, from 'calceolus' meaning 'small shoe', this is a genus of plants, a kind of orchid. I thought it might make a nice name. It's more commonly called lady's slipper.


BOYS

Elbert -  Old English, meaning "noble, bright.


Heman

NOT SURE WHICH GENDER

Dowdell

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