Saturday, April 9, 2011

...what's in a name?

What is in a name? Firstly, it was not your choice, unless you marched to the courthouse as soon as you could walk and demanded changes. Some names conjure up images, others seem pretty plain. Mary means "wished for child". Tom stands for honesty. Brian means "Noble" Sophia is the Greek word for wisdom Michael means "God like" I assume that Michele does also, as this name is a derivative of the aforementioned name. Ashley means "Ash Tree Cleaning". Lovely. On this day in 1904 "Longacre Square" in Midtown Manhattan was renamed "Times Square" after The New York Times. Sometimes money has a meaning also. Shown today is "Beau" which means "beautiful" in french. My nephew named him because the man is both French and beautiful. So is my nephew for that matter!

"A lot of people get impatient with the pace of change." James Levine