Monday, May 09, 2005

What's In A Name?

I love to read articles about the most popular baby names for a particular year. Word origins are also a favorite topic of mine, which goes along with loving the English language enough to get a masters degree in the subject. When I read the following on MSN this morning, I knew I had to post it:

Emily, No. 1 on the girls’ list since 1996, is harder to pin down. Meaning industrious or striving, the name has strong literary associations including authors Emily Dickinson and Emily Bronte.
“The images of Emily are such that you can think easily of a woman who is both beautiful and smart,” Evans said.

That description suits my niece, Emily, to a TEE!

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