In 2014 I featured a series of blog posts introducing you to 2,014 names. For the most part they were names that were brand new to me as well. Some names may be more familiar but I found the meaning or origin or some other aspect of the name made it worthy of inclusion here. You may love some of the names, you may hate some, but hopefully you enjoy learning about all of them.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Names to Accompany Melchizedek

Not a name for just anyone to be sure. But a memorable choice, if you love how it sounds and looks (as I do).

Melchizedek Ammon
Melchizedek Rush
Melchizedek Isaiah
Melchizedek Owen
Melchizedek Reed
Melchizedek Vaughn

Archer Melchizedek
Theoden Melchizedek
Finbar Melchizedek
Caius Melchizedek
Eirikur Melchizedek
Oliver Melchizedek

Melchizedek Lewis Benjamin
Melchizedek Dashiell Wyatt
Aaron Melchizedek Eli
Oscar Melchizedek Luke
Joshua Melchizedek Gaspard
Zerubabbel Seth Melchizedek
Mordecai Mahlon Melchizedek

Names for Melchizedek's Siblings:

Mehitabel, Zipporah, Calliope, Junia, Ephraim, Thaddeus, Abednego, Xerxes

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Name this Child

If you're like me, then you'll look at this picture and think it is a little girl. Not so, this is Prince Alfred of England who lived 2 short years. But what if he had been a she? What name would you have given this child?  I like Antonia Prudence.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Names to Accompany Corliss

Yesterday's "Name this Girl" post helped me decide to feature Corliss for the name to make combinations for today. Here are some options I think are nice, besides Corliss Maude:

Corliss Waverley
Corliss Mia
Corliss Emily
Corliss Aubrey
Corliss Penelope
Corliss Autumn

Trinity Corliss
Maria Corliss
Isabel Corliss
Ivy Corliss
Sarah Corliss
Eden Corliss

Corliss Ana Vivienne
Corliss Phoebe Juliet
Eliza Corliss Miranda
Lilah Corliss Adelaide
Laura Ainsley Corliss
Journey Sierra Corliss

Names for Corliss' siblings:

June, Lucille, Rosalie, Scarlett,  Abram, Tate, Phillip, Walker

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Name The Girl in this Portrait by Modigliani

All the women in Modigliani's paintings have a characteristic tilt or curvy shape to their bodies and are generally represented with elongated bodies. Their necks are disproportionately long, even their arms and legs seem too long, especially for how thin they are. This girl is no exception. What name would you give her?

I was thinking Corliss Maude.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Names to Accompany Zabdiel

Zabdiel Hiram
Zabdiel Barrett
Zabdiel Wayland
Zabdiel Tyler
Zabdiel Mahlon
Zabdiel Robert

Lucian Zabdiel
Truman Zabdiel
Abram Zabdiel
Casper Zabdiel
Philo Zabdiel
Archelaus Zabdiel

Zabdiel Jeptha Liam
Zabdiel Andrew Roald
Isaac Zabdiel Hayden
Langston Zabdiel Avery
Cyrus Ephraim Zabdiel
Javier Ignacio Zabdiel

Names for Zabdiel's siblings:

Celestia. Genessee, Zenetta, Lillian, Melchizedek, Orion, Theron, Zenos

Friday, April 17, 2015

Name this Feller

What name do you imagine a man, this down on his luck, might have had? It was painted in 1924 by Norman Rockwell, so it was before the Great Depression. But people have always had hard times, and some people always do. I thought Eubous fit him nicely, picking a name from the ones I introduced you to last year. It seems interesting enough for such a person. His dog, I think, named Kit, for a brother or old friend named Christopher. Or a son. I'm picturing him in Florida or some southern state, where it doesn't get too cold at night.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Names to Accompany Nieves

Nieves Ofelia
Nieves Emily
Nieves Brielle
Nieves Mallory
Nieves Meadow
Nieves Eponine

Zaida Nieves
Taliyah Nieves
Elisabeth Nieves
Lilah Nieves
Violet Nieves
Mary Nieves

Nieves Acacia Oeroe
Nieves Airel Jessica
Laura Nieves Ruth
Scarlet Nieves Angelica
Karen Sarai Nieves
Cassandra Lorelei Nieves

Siblings to Accompany Nieves:

Mia, Rosa, Shiloh, Taeya, Flynn, Moises, Rhemy, Mack

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Sancta Nomina - a name blog I found

Well, how neat! I've browsed about a bit and been finding new name blogs. Here's one I found today, when researching the pronunciation of Xavier.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Rename This Fashionable Woman

Her name is Olivia Palermo. I came across her browsing's website. I have no idea who she is, though she must be famous for something to be on People. BUT all I need to know is that she has a fabulous name. Can you take on the task of renaming someone who is already perfectly named?
Let's see what you've got! Can you equal the name she's got or improve on it? I'll settle for just coming close, if I can. Genevieve Poirier
Well, not as good as Olivia Palermo, but not half bad!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Names to Accompany Elam

Elam Noah
Elam Tate
Elam Cyrus
Elam Gerard
Elam Harvey
Elam Issachar

Janos Elam
Matthew Elam
Derek Elam
Friedrich Elam
Hank Elam
Lehi Elam

Elam Orion Alexander
Elam Philo Sawyer
Xander Elam Hayes
Terrence Elam Escher
Grant Manasseh Elam
Isaac Neanthes Elam

Names for Elam's Siblings:

Jared, Obed, Saul, Thatcher , Viola, Bethia, Faith, Phylida

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Name This Soldier and Little Girl

This is a picture of a World War II soldier I got from the BBC website. I don't know if the little girl is his daughter or a child he is comforting that he encountered as a soldier. Anyhow, give him a name and the little girl also.

I think Wallace, nicknamed Wally and Carol, nicknamed Caddy, work well.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Names to Accompany Galadriel

Galadriel Helena
Galadriel Eowyn
Galadriel Vera
Galadriel Isla
Galadriel Moira
Galadriel Emma

Faith Galadriel
Tess Galadriel
Yvette Galadriel
Ann Galadriel
Britte Galadriel
Nya Galadriel

Galadriel Victoria Mercy
Galadriel Naomi Paige
Rhiannon Galadriel Thora
Saoirse Galadriel Trudy
Vashti Zipporah Galadriel
Aase Dove Galadriel

Names for Galadriel's Siblings

Arianwen, May, Elodie, Gwenllian, Heath, Ilias, Llewellyn, Michael

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Name This Knitter

The Knitting Woman
by William Adolphe Bouguereau

I love this painting. What a clear and beautiful representation of human life, of the "best" and the "good". Of course, none of us, in reality, are as beautiful and good as paintings suggest. But we all have our aspirations and our innocences, things that are new to us and unsullied. Like knowing how to knit. Give the woman a name and tell what things the names suggests about its bearer.

Camilla Esther - Both names to me represent someone who always tries to do their best, who look for the good in others even though they are well aware of each person's weaknesses. Like the preschool teacher who encourages each child and delights in their unique personalities and gifts to the world, but who knows which one may skin their knee or forget to wash their hands, and makes sure that they do, leading them on a path to being more independent and better off.

Someone named Camilla strikes me as a quiet sort of woman who enjoys the artistic and creative pursuits available to her. She might devote herself to learning to play a flute or gardening or pottery or writing poems. Esther makes me think of Queen Esther in the Bible, both physically beautiful, spiritually aware and caring, and yet quick as a whip. She's the student who graduates high school early, peer tutors, and solves all sorts of problems before they've ever happened. She still strikes me as quiet, but not so quiet that she does not speak up when she feels she must and it matters. But she's not a prattler or easily provoked.