Have you ever attempted this little challenge? Two of my siblings and I had a go at it when we last visited the Florence Nightingale Museum in London last year. We did quite well at it.
On what might seem like a totally unrelated note, I sat an exam today, kicking off my January of fun. With around 5 minutes to spare, I completed the last question and devoted my mind to a little brain teaser, spun off from the breath game. How many words could I get out of the words START and FINISH? Quite a few it would seem:
After exhausting most of the possibilities, my mind wandered a little more to names. I’m not sure if anyone else has experienced this too, but I began to wonder how many names I could get from the combined letters of both words. Quite a few, it would seem:
Art, Ari, Hari, Fin, Nash
Star, Nish, Sini, Siri, Tina, Sari, Shina, Ria, Nia, Tia, Ina, Ani
So, where am I going with this? It’s a case of liking a meaning, but not liking any of the assiciated names. Say, it’s important to you to honour the fact that your child may be a miracle for whatever reason, but you can’t find an appropriate name for them which means miracle. Perhaps using a name derived from the word may turn out to be a suitable option for you. Just consider these few I’ve quickly jot down for you:
Mira, Ari, Ariel, Lira, Cal, Cam, Cael, Mael, Ira
Readers, what do you think of this? Fun brain exercise it may be, but is it a good way to approach naming one’s child? If you were to do this, which word would you use?