Writing Prompt Wednesday


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Does your name have a meaning? If so, what is it? If not, make up your own meaning for it.

For a start Mandy is an English baby name. In English the meaning of the name Mandy  is ‘worthy of being loved’. However, it is an abbreviation of Amanda. For those that know me, I NEVER respond to Amanda only Mandy – or risk getting a punch!

My Mother gave me the name due to having babysat a little girl in her youth, whom she was enamored. It is also, I have been told through biblical scholars, in Hebrew/Aramaic the name AMANDA means “Gift from God.” Interestingly, Amanda does not mean lovable. It means “she must be loved” in Latin.

For some reason my Mother named all her children with Hebrew names. I have no idea why.

The name Simon is a Hebrew name meaning ‘hear; listen.’

The name Rebecca is a Hebrew baby name meaning ‘captivating; knotted cord’
The name Jonathan is a Hebrew baby name meaning ‘Jehovah has given. Jehovah’s gift.’
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Do you know what your name means?  Is there a significance to the name you bear? Care to share?

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  1. Karen Probert In Greek my name means ‘pure’ but the actual meaning is unclear. It is a Scandinavian name apparently – similar in other languages to Katherine. In Scandinavia it is spelled Kaaren which changes the pronunciation somewhat. My mother had never heard it said but read it in a story in a magazine so decided to give it to me. It must have been a good story in a popular magazine because in Grade 3 there were 5 Karen’s in my class…..

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  2. Carla Rae Howatt Carla is an Italian name, a derivative of Charles. Some of the more notable women named Carla have been passionate, newsworthy and sought-after. Carlas can be found in the arts, politics and in science. In fact, one of the more notorious scientists of all time was Carla Greenharple. Ms. Greenharple dabbled in the occult when she wasn’t busy in her lab. She liked to concoct potions out of the chemicals from her lab. She would use the mixtures in nefarious ways and was thought to have poisoned upwards of 150 overweight men. It was said she lured them to their death by promising them an easy weightloss solution, full of sexual debauchery and gastronomic gluttony. She would pour the poison from a medicine bottle into their wine and watch them as they writhed in agony, all the while chanting from the periodic table.

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  3. Karen Probert In Greek my name means ‘pure’ but the actual meaning is unclear. It is a Scandinavian name apparently – similar in other languages to Katherine. In Scandinavia it is spelled Kaaren which changes the pronunciation somewhat. My mother had never heard it said but read it in a story in a magazine so decided to give it to me. It must have been a good story in a popular magazine because in Grade 3 there were 5 Karen’s in my class…..

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