Tuesday, June 16, 2009

what's in a name anyway?


Gender: Feminine

Origin: Greek

Meaning: Butterfly

Pronounced: və-NES

Invented by author Jonathan Swift for his peom 'Cadenus and Vanessa' (1726). He arrived at it by rearranging the initial syllables of the first name and surname of Esther Vanhomrigh, his close friend. Vanessa was later used as the name of a genus of butterfly. It was a rare given name until the mid-20th century, at which point it became fairly popular.

ahh....so there you have it. a genus butterfly.
as if that's not good enough...i took this other little quiz...
go ahead. try it.
click the link below to see what your name has to say about you.
but before you do...this what it said about me. i changed nothing. go figure...

V is for Vain

A is for Animated

N is for Nice

E is for Earnest

S is for Swanky

S is for Silly

A is for Astounding

go ahead try it. you know you want to.
click here

...when you try it twice in a row... you well- get a completely different answer than the first...
so really...what's in a name anyway?!