Sunday, September 5, 2010
Waiting for something to load, I picked up my 'baby name book' which I have, of course, to consult for character names. I opened a page at random and landed on the name Lindford, an Old English place name meaning "Linden tree ford" or "flax ford." Yeah, okay, so what? Well, I worked my way down the page, stopping to read about the name Linus and glad for the Peanuts mention, nodded at the not-so-suprising notion that Lionel means "young lion"... and then what do I see? Llewellyn. As in Llewellyn Davies, the "adopted family" of Sir J.M. Barrie.
I love "coincindences."
By the way, according to my book there's some discrepency over the meaning of Llewellyn. Apparently it's "resembling a lion" but another school of thought akins it to "leader." In either case, the name is of Welsh origin.