WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taking On A World Of Words. I have been following this for a little while, but have yet to participate, until now.

The three W’s are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you finish reading recently?
  • What do you think you will read next?

What are you currently reading?

Right now I am reading A Crafty Crime by Eryn Scott, and I have to say that so far I am really enjoying it. It is a mystery, which is a different genre for me, and as yet I am not disappointed.

What did you finish reading recently?

I just finished Time Out by Emma Murray, which is a funny yet relatable book about parenting and relationships. I loved this one, and will probably read it again.

What do you think you will read next?

I have quite a few titles on my to be read list, but next I’m leaning towards Keep Calm And Carry On Children by Sharon K. Mayhew. It is a world war 2 story set during the blitz. I love war stories, so I have high hopes for this one.

Lincolnshire Inspired Baby Names

Place names have been popular as baby names for a long time, with names like London, Sydney and Paris being among them. Britain has some interesting names for cities, towns, and villages, that as yet remain uncommon and/or unranked on the baby name popularity charts.

British place names are often derived from Saxon, Roman, or Viking names, and can have cool meanings because of that.

I put together a list of Lincolnshire place names that I think could be great for a new baby.

Lincolnshire is located on the east coast of England, and has lots of fields and farming, which does seem to indicated in a lot of the meanings.

Let me know which of these names, if any, you like.

Alford – Old ford

Alvingham – Homestead of Ælf

Anderby – Arnthorr’s farm

Ashby – Ash tree farm

Blyton – Blitha’s farm

Boston – Botwulf’s stone

Brigg – Bridge

Brigsley – Bridge clearing

Carrington – Carr’s town

Corringham – Cora’s homestead

Covenham – Cofa’s homestead

Crowland – Bend land

Denton – Valley farm

Digby – Ditch settlement

Dunholme – Dunna’s homestead

Grantham – Gravel village

Grimsby – Grimr’s farm

Harrington – Haerra’s town

Holton – Hill town

Lincoln – Colonial settlement of Lindum

Quarrington – Quern farm

Rigsby – Ridge farm

Roxby – Rauthr’s farm

Ruckland – Rooks grove

Scotton – Scot’s farm

Somerby – Summer town

Somersby – Summer town

Tathwell – Toad stream

Thoresby – Thorir’s farm

Wildsworth – Wifel’s enclosure

Willoughby – Willow tree farm

Winthorpe – Wina’s farm

Yarburgh – Earth fortification

January Reading List

I have an assortment of books I am hoping to read this month, I’ve got some comedy, history and a little bit of drama to start of the year.

January Reading List

54 One Syllable Girl Names

One syllable names have become incredibly popular in the middle name spot for little girls. One syllable names seem to flow so nicely with so many first name possibilities, it is no wonder they are such big hits. This list of 54 one syllable girl names will hopefully inspire and offer a few new choices that may have not yet been thought of.

Bea – a short form of names like Beatrice and Beatrix, the name Bea means traveller.

Bess – Bess is traditionally a nickname for the names Elizabeth and Bessie. Bess itself means oath.

Blaire – Blaire is short and sweet, and means battlefield.

Bliss – taken from the word bliss, it means happiness.

Blythe – a virture name, Blythe means cheerful.

Bloom – kind of nature inspired, Bloom makes a nice alternative to floral names such as Rose and Lily.

Bless – taken from the word bless.

Claire – the name Claire means clear and bright.

Cam – Cam is the short form of names such as Cameron, Camden and Camilla, and means crooked.

Dot – a short form of the name Dorothy, Dot means gift.

Day – taken from the word day, this makes a cheerful choice for a first or middle name.

Dust – Dust is a nature inspired name.

Dusk – taken from the word dusk, which is used to describe the early evening.

Dove – a nature inspired name, Dove is taken from the name of a bird.

Daze – taken from the word, Daze means stunned confusion.

Faith – Faith is a virtue name.

Faye – the name Faye means fairy.

Fern – a nature inspired name taken from a type of plant.

Fleur – a floral name meaning flower.

Fate – taken from the word fate.

Fliss – a short form of the name Felicity, which means happiness.

Grace – a virtue name.

Gwen – Gwen is a short form of names such as Gwendolen and Guinevere, and means fair and blessed.

Hope – Hope is a virtue name.

Jade – the name of a greenish coloured stone.

Jane – Jane is a classic name meaning god is gracious.

June – June is taken from the name of the month. The month itself was named after Juno.

Jaye – Jaye was traditionally a nickname for names beginning with J, but it is a sweet name all on its own.

Layne – the name Layne means path.

Lark – a nature inspired name taken from the name of a bird.

Maeve – the name Maeve means intoxicating, and makes a nice alternative to names like Eve and Ava.

Mauve – taken from the colour, a shade of purple.

Myth – taken from the word myth.

Mirth – a virtue inspired name meaning amusement.

Muse – from the word muse meaning inspiration.

Niamh – the name Niamh, pronounced n-eev, means bright.

Nox – the name Nox means night.

Prose – taken from the word prose, meaning written or spoken word.

Paige – the name Paige is derived from an occupation name, and means servant.

Pearl – a white coloured stone.

Prue – a short form of the name Prudence, Prue means careful.

Perth – a city in Australia, the name Perth means hedge.

Rose – taken from the name of the flower.

Rain – a nature inspired name meaning rain.

Rise – taken from the word rise, this makes a fresh alternative to the name Dawn.

Rune – the name Rune means secret lore.

Rue – a nature inspired name taken from the name of a herb.

Sage – a nature inspired name taken from the name of a herb.

Shay – the name Shay means majestic.

Skye – a nature inspired name meaning sky. Skye is also a place inspired name, from the Isle of Skye.

Sloane – Sloane is derived from a last name meaning raid.

Wren – a nature inspired name taken from the name of a bird.

Wisp – Wisp is taken from the word meaning strand.

Whit – usually a short form of names such as Whitney and Whittaker, the name Whit means white.

Let me know your favourite names on this list in the comments.

50 One Syllable Boy Names

Sometimes simple is better, and these one syllable baby boy names can prove sometimes less is more. One syllable names have been popular as middle names for a long time now, but they can also be nice as a short and sweet first name.

Arch – a short form of names like Archibald and Archie, the name Arch means genuine.

Ace – it’s hard to imagine a boring Ace, and it would make for a pretty neat middle name. Ace itself means highest rank.

Alps – taken from the name of a mountain range in Europe, Alps would be an interesting first or middle name.

Ark – an alternative to more popular biblical names, the name Ark means refuge.

Art – a short form of the name Arthur, the name Art means bear.

Bates – typically a last name, Bates means son of Bate.

Banks – taken from a last name, Banks means a person who lives near a riverbank.

Buck – traditionally a nickname, the name Buck means a male deer.

Bay – a nature type name, Bay means berry.

Beck – Beck is a nature name, meaning a brook or stream. Beck could also be a nickname for names like Beckett, Becker, and Beckham.

Blair – Blair is a short and sweet name that means battlefield.

Birch – taken from the name of a tree, this name simply means birch tree.

Brigg – from the name of a small town in Lincolnshire, England, the name Brigg means bridge.

Brooks – traditionally a last name, Brooks is slowly rising in popularity, and means a person that lives near a brook.

Brix – a short form of Brixton, Brix is a interesting option for a little boy’s name. Brixton itself means stone of Brixi.

Breck – a nature name, the name Breck comes from the word bracken, which is a type of fern.

Cairns – a city in Australia, Cairns falls into the place names trend. Cairns means a mound of stones raised as a memorial monument.

Case – a short form of names like Casey, but rather cool on its own. The name Case means vigilant.

Cray – Cray comes from the word meaning crayfish.

Chord – Chord is a musical inspired name meaning the group of musical notes played together.

Clay – derived from a last name, the name Clay means a person who works with Clay.

Cloud – the name Cloud is nature inspired taken from the beautiful white clouds in the sky. The name Cloud simply means cloud.

Croy – inspired by the name of a village in Scotland, the name Croy means a person from Croy. Croy is a nice option for someone looking for a place inspired name.

Crux – Crux is a short and sweet name ending in an ‘x’, and means cross.

Cam – a short form of names like Cameron and Camden, the name Cam means crooked.

Craig – the name Craig is nature inspired, and it means crag or rocks.

Crew – Crew is both last name and place name inspired, and means from the town of Crewe.

Dash – Dash is a fun name for a little boy, and it means to travel in a hurry.

Dean – Dean is a familiar name that means valley.

Dare – Dare is taken from the short form for the name Alasdair.

Drake – the name Drake means dragon.

Elm – Elm is a nature inspired name taken from the elm tree.

Flint – Flint is a nature inspired name taken from a piece of rock.

Firth – Firth is taken from a last name, and means woodland.

Fox – Fox comes from the name of the animal.

Flynn – taken from a last name, the name Flynn means descendant of Flann.

Frey – the name Frey is derived from a last name, and it means free.

Fen – Fen is a place inspired name which means marshland.

Fife – the name Fife comes from a flute.

Gage – Gage is also a last name, and it means to measure.

Grey – from the colour of the same name.

Grove – Grove is a nature inspired name meaning a small orchard.

Gabe – a short form of the name Gabriel.

Hank – a short form of the name Henry, Hank means home ruler.

Hayes – Hayes comes from the last name, and it means a fenced enclosure.

Hux – Hux is a nickname for names like Huxley.

Huck – a short form of the name Huckleberry, which is a type of shrub plant.

Hawk – a nature name, it is a type of bird.

Jace – a sweet short form of the name Jason, Jace means healer.

Jones – Jones is a last name meaning John’s, but makes for a very interesting choice for a first or middle name.

Let me know your favourite names from this list in the comments.

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