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Meaning behind the name

Several people, on LJ but mostly off, have asked me what Soëlie's name means. So, here it is, plus a photo, because all things baby are better with a photo, no?  OK, maybe not for everyone; humor me.

"Soëlie" is a roundabout derivative of "Zoe," which is Greek for "life."

In France, Zoél, Zoelle, and Zoélie are all more common (but I've never met or heard of one), but I have a preference for the softer S sound and I do love me a diaeresis (¨).

And, as for "Anne," according to Behind the Name, it is a form of Anna, which comes from Hannah: From the Hebrew name חַנָּה (Channah) which meant "favour" or "grace".

So now you know...


frigg , you can just see the sweater I knitted for her.

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mindseas
Feb. 15th, 2011 11:16 pm (UTC)
That's a wonderful picture--almost all browns but with a hint of pink, and the contrast between her lively expression and the blank stuffed dog face. It has depth and texture too. Love it!
mnfaure
Feb. 16th, 2011 10:19 am (UTC)
Thanks so much. :D
frigg
Feb. 15th, 2011 11:19 pm (UTC)
First it's a moose, now it's a dog. Is there no end to the savage attacks on this poor child???

(NICE sweater!)
frigg
Feb. 15th, 2011 11:20 pm (UTC)
Oh and C is going to be soooooo chuffed about the Greek influence. I hope you realise he's going to take all the credit for it. :p
mnfaure
Feb. 16th, 2011 09:49 am (UTC)
Yeah, tell him we are hoping S's first words will be Uncle Costas. :D
mnfaure
Feb. 16th, 2011 09:50 am (UTC)
All I can say is she holds her own against them so far. No feet are safe when Soëlie's mouth is around. :P
pjthompson
Feb. 16th, 2011 12:27 am (UTC)
Baby doll! What a sweet life of grace she is.
mnfaure
Feb. 16th, 2011 09:46 am (UTC)
Couldn't have said it better myself! :D
sunflower_sky
Feb. 16th, 2011 08:32 am (UTC)
Thanks! I actually felt bad after asking because so many people made-up names that just sound pretty and don't mean anything, and when I express my opinion that that's a shame and kind of silly when there are so many beautiful and meaningful names in the world, people get all offended. So I thought maybe I had implied that it was *supposed* to mean something when it didn't. Or something.

...Scriptwriting. Don't do it. (Unless you're, you know, a playwright. :P)

~D
mnfaure
Feb. 16th, 2011 09:45 am (UTC)
*lol* Don't feel bad. I too love to know the meaning behind names and am tickled when they have a significance that speaks to me.
queenoftheskies
Feb. 16th, 2011 03:00 pm (UTC)
She looks so happy. :)
mnfaure
Feb. 16th, 2011 03:38 pm (UTC)
She is a happy girl. :P
melinda_goodin
Feb. 16th, 2011 10:43 pm (UTC)
Poor child, living in a house with so many sneaky, ambushing soft toys *g*
She's gorgeous and so are your photos, but I probably don't say that often enough :}
mnfaure
Feb. 23rd, 2011 08:09 pm (UTC)
Yeah, those stuffed animals are dangerous. :P Luckily she knows how to defend herself; she chews their feet. :P
me_1956
Feb. 17th, 2011 01:47 am (UTC)
Pretty baby!!!
I love the pics!! Would love to see more of the entire family. love you all
mnfaure
Feb. 23rd, 2011 08:08 pm (UTC)
Re: Pretty baby!!!
*lol* We'll get around to taking a family pic one of these days. Promise.
kmkibble75
Feb. 22nd, 2011 11:25 pm (UTC)
Great name, and cute pic. :-)
mnfaure
Feb. 23rd, 2011 08:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks and thanks. I hope she likes her name when she gets older. :D Horrible to be saddled with a name you don't like.
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