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#99104 - 03/20/03 06:03 PM Name Meanings  
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For anyone who's interested:
http://www.parenthood.com/parent_cfmfiles/babynames.cfm
You can search for name meanings and meanings for names from loads of different languages - been really useful for my writing recently as I'm always stuck for names of characters and like to choose something unusual.



#99105 - 03/21/03 04:17 PM Re: Name Meanings  
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I couldn't find bonzaialsatian in there, ahywhere! What were your parents thinking of, giving you a name that doesn't exist?

(A good link, though, all the same - thanks!)


#99106 - 03/22/03 03:09 AM Re: Name Meanings  
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I love looking up name meanings. I do it, too, bonzai, for characters in my novel.......

Which brings me to a question......are we all writing books? It would seem to be a given that word lovers (is there a word for lovers of words?) and story tellers, such as ourselves, would all be in various stages of writing books! Anybody close to publication, yet?


#99107 - 03/22/03 03:50 AM Re: Name Meanings  
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are we all writing books


hahahahahahaha!!! falling about myself laughing...

I'm only laughing for myself, Ruby, please take no offense. I can't imagine writing a whole book!

though there are those three chapters of that fantasy story I wrote when I was 14 and had just read LOTR...

hahahaha!

still laughing...



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#99108 - 03/22/03 05:44 AM Re: Name Meanings  
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They say everybody has one book inside them, and that's where mine is staying. (laughing-with-you-e, etaoin)


#99109 - 03/22/03 10:00 AM Re: Name Meanings  
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(is there a word for lovers of words?)

You can always fall back on "logophile."


#99110 - 03/22/03 10:36 AM Re: Name Meanings  
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Logophilia? Isn't that what the tree-huggers do?

- Pfranz

#99111 - 03/22/03 04:03 PM Re: Name Meanings  
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Write books, hug trees... they all sound good to me!!
Anybody close to publication, yet?
I've had various poetry pieces published in a magazine called Young Writer, if that counts as proper publication - it's one of my greatest ambitions though... [sigh as I gaze out of the window - e]


#99112 - 03/22/03 10:16 PM Re: Name Meanings  
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Howye fokes

In reply ta the question if any of us is close ta been publicationed yet - well, me pal Albear Camoo's furst fillysophical book "Nothin Between the Covers" will be out any day now.

Hope this answers yer query and doesn't want ta make ya ate yer hart out and all that sorta stuff.

be seein ya

GallantTed


#99113 - 03/23/03 06:33 PM Re: Name Meanings  
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Laughing with you etaoin! I understand......

I always "knew" I would be a writer someday...you know, I could just "feel" it. I had visions of making all kinds of money when my first novel was published, and the publishing houses clamoring for more, paying me hefty advances to write the next one.....

Then, one day about a year ago, it occurred to me......I have to actually WRITE someting......anything......before those publishing people can know what an author I am! So, I began my novel. And this is where I laugh with you, etaoin....the premis is easy, the timeline is easy, the characters are easy, the scenes are easy. Hell, even chapters are easy.....but a WHOLE novel???!!! HaHaHaHaHa! Yep, I hear you......


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