Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Baby Name Tuesday: Week 2

Hey! Once in a while, I check out my favorite baby name website- Nameberry. It's a really easy to use site and they have basically every baby name. But, they also have blog posts about (what else?) names- from names that mean "blond" to names from famous TV series and movies. So, I decided to learn about names from my favorite books. See if you can guess which books they are from! (If it's to tricky, you can unscramble them with the pink letters below the names.)

Katniss the flower/root (on top) and
Katniss the character (below).
Katniss- Guess what? Katniss is actually a real plant! Because it's the name of the plant, I actually couldn't find a meaning of the name, but I still think it's pretty darn cool.
(Manege Her Thugs)

Sirius- This is not only the name of one of the bright glimpses of hope in a certain book series, but also the name of the brightest star in the sky. Fitting with the being the name of a star, it means "burning."
(Throat Pryer)

Anna- I've never met an "Anna" who was mean! And the meaning is perfectly fitting: "grace." I love this sweet, classic name. What's also cool about it is that it has many international varitations- try the Danish Ane or the Russian Anya.
(Seeker Types Rims)

Isaac- This Biblical (and totally gorgeous name) is rising in popularity and bright meaning to go with it- "laughter." Love it! Like Anna, it has many international variations: Izak (Scandinavian), Isaakios (Greek), Ysaac (Spanish) and many more.
(A Flashier Nut Tutors)

Willa- Sweet and graceful, I absolutely love this name! Besides being the name of one my favorite female heroins, this name is quite unpopular. It has the rather odd meaning of "resolute protection."
(A Ad Hedged Glen Newsprint Thru)

Can you guess the book titles? What are some of your favorite literary baby names?
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Thanks and have fun!

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  1. I entered my blog!!! I did this post a few weeks ago.

  2. I like the name Sirius too! Though I would never dream of naming my child that...a little too different and...shall we say..."Throat Pryer"-ish to actually name someone that ;)