What’s in a Name?

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.

Glenda and I were having a conversation not too long ago about names, and which ones seemed to be popular amongst our other ‘cousins’…

Me:I don’t think I know any other glendas
Glenda: yeah, i wasn’t aware glenda was a popular filipino name?
Glenda: then there is also glynnis
Me: glynnis? never heard that one
Glenda: me neither!
Me: huh, namefinder thingies say it’s Celtic
Glenda: glenda is also celtic.
Me: yeah
Glenda: no. hrm. actually welsh.
Glenda: glenda is welsh.
Me: actually another site says Welsh for Glynnis too
Me: “Either a variant of GLENYS or an elaboration of the Welsh word glyn meaning “valley”.”
Me: and “Glenys” is “Elaboration of the Welsh word glan meaning “pure” or “holy”.”
Me: oh, fack. hahahah
Me: Courtney: From a surname which was derived either from a French place name meaning “domain of CURTIS” or else from a French nickname meaning “short nose”.
Glenda: i like your name. your name is the jam.
Me: the filipino nose!
Glenda: LOL

So even though my name is French, there is a logical reason why I have that name. Filipinos have short noses, yeah.


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