Tuesday, 28 May 2013

What's in a name?

Ali and I have spent ages thinking about a name for the new girl. Céline means "heavenly" so we have been looking at astrological names. We came up with a few from various baby name websites, quite liked Seren which is star in Welsh, or Izarra, star in Basque and Synnove, which is Anglo Saxon for gift of the sun.  We looked at the names of actual stars, there are a few like Chara, Merope or Heka that are nice. But none of these was quite right.
So we went back to the old favourite, Tolkien. Quite like the word Isil or Ithil, which means moon in Elvish. But in the end we settled for Elentári, one of the names of Varda, a Middle Earth deity. It means "Star Queen" in Elvish, Tolkien wrote that Varda  created the stars before the Valar descended into the world, and later with the dews from the vats of Telperion she made the constellations......
 And they have a similar hairstyle ;-)

1 comment:

English Rider said...

That was hard work, but worth it.

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