My name is Elizabeth.  It's a Biblical name that means 'Consecrated One' or 'Consecrated to G-d'.  I was named after an aunt on my dad's side of the family.  My middle name is Ann.  It means 'Graceful'.  It is also my mom's middle name and the middle name (in some form- eg. Joann, Leann, etc) of 8 other women in our family.

Names are a source of fascination to me.  I have a chart that i made with all the names and meanings of every descendant of my parents.  it was a lot of fun to do the research for that project.  and we took much consideration of the meanings when we chose the names for our kids.

 

Whitman- White Haired Man (Wisdom- in the Bible it says that with white hair comes wisdom)

Isaiah- G-d is my Salvation

Bronwyn- White Breasted (I know, I know, but i'm taking it to mean Pure Hearted)

Anne- Graceful

Betty- Consecrated to G-d (it's a derivative of Elizabeth)

Josephine- May G-d Add Another (Child is the implied 'another')

 

I also love the names Finley (Fair Soldier) Hilkiah (G-d is my Portion) and Fiona (White Shouldered) Ruth (Friend of Beauty).  Unfortunately, i doubt i will ever have the chance to have more kids.  :(

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Haven...
Jun. 2, 2008 at 11:13 AM i've always wondered, why do people type God like G-d?

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crazy...
Jun. 2, 2008 at 2:39 PM It's a Jewish thing. my BFF is Jewish (i'm not) and i just got into the habit so as not to offend her. here's a link that might explain better than i could- http://www.jewfaq.org/name.htm hope that clears it up for you!

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Desir...
Jun. 30, 2008 at 3:43 PM Beautiful names and meanings. :)

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