Friday, 13 February 2015

What Comes of Me Writing

 
I've been spending a lot of time writing my novel in the past two days. And I've found that nameberry.com is a great place to go for names of unplanned characters (um, I might just use baby name sites a lot when writing). 

While on the site, I got curious as to what my name might mean (I know what you're thinking, 'she doesn't know? How?').  So I typed in 'Katarina' and guess what it came up with! Meaning of Katarina: "pure"

This is too good to be true. I'm pure apparently. Well that is interesting. You know, I really don't feel like I live up to that. It's sort of like saying I'm perfect, but anyhow, there were several other interesting facts about the name on the site.

Apparently Katarina is the Czech variation of Katherine. I didn't know that one. Interesting...

Also, Katarina is a girls name! Why didn't I know this?! Just kidding around.

nameberry.com says that (quote): The Russian version of Katherine is usually Ekaterina, but this form is used throughout Eastern Europe and may be more friendly to the American ear.

So there you go. I have no idea if you knew this or not. But that was just a load of random stuff I found about my name.

What about your name? Do you have any useless information about that?
You can tell I'm writing. All my posts are really random, but don't worry! That just makes it all the more interesting. I wonder what is coming up tomorrow...
 -Kat

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  1. It's interesting the things that you learn while you're writing, isn't it? I learn a lot of random facts while researching, which I then pull out at weird times. It makes me very good at trivia quizzes if nothing else. Love the info on your name!

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    1. I know! Writing is a great way to ace those quizzes. Nothing like a bit of novel research to give you random info.

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  2. My name apparently means: light, that I am old-fashioned, noble, and rational. Hmm, interesting! Wonderful post!

    ~Noor
    a little bit of sunshine

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    1. Interesting. Now I didn't know that. I'll have to use Noor sometime in a novel.

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  3. Lydia means "woman from Lydia" xD

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  4. Your name has a lovely meaning :)

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  5. I do the same thing with finding names!
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    I just start a party called Friday Friends. It's about finding new blogs and bloggers, please if you would check it out and link up?
    Thank you!
    -June

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    1. That sounds cool! I might do it;)

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  6. This is such a great resource. :)

    My first name Nicole means "people of victory". :)

    xx Nicole Rose

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    1. Ooh! I like your name and it's meaning. Mind if I borrow it?

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  7. Hahah, I think my name means "Consecrated One" or something which makes me feel pretty special and neat. I might be wrong though :) I know what you mean about baby name sites to find names for characters! I do it allll the time xx.

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    1. That's cool! I never knew that. In all the time I've been looking up meanings for names, I've never looked up Elizabeth for some reason, I wonder why?

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  8. I just looked it up, and apparently Ella means "beautiful fairy..." If only I were more graceful, it might fit me (and if I could fly)

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    1. Not all fairies are graceful! Wow! I'm learning so much about everyone.

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  9. These posts are great! Keep up the writing, becuase who knows? Maybe one day you'll be a world famous author :P But that's really neat what you found out about your name!

    - autumn
    http://autumnreadsandwritesallday.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you! Well my posts never will be famous, so I might as well put all my hard work into novels because it's oblivious I can't write a sensible post for the life of me.

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  10. Valentine's Day is tomorrow. Very depressing... I said to my friends, "I imagine about 90% of the singles population, us ladies, will end up binge watching ice cream on the couch as we cry to the endings of sappy romance movies, crying, 'Ahwah, wah, wah...." 0-o But anyhow I am in love with Name Berry. My name means "the joy of my father".

    xoxo Morning

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    1. Pore us! I definitely going to join you on the couch with the ice cream.
      Oooh! I love the meaning of your name. That's so cool!

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  11. Your name is so cute! Loving your new theme, by the way :)

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    1. Thank you so much!
      Isn't it just? It's only just been designed today and I'm loving it:)

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  12. Your posts are always AWESOME. I love the variety. XD I use nameberry all. the. time. It's my favourite sight because it shows suggestions too and there's so many ways (and cultures) to search for names. ;-) I don't put a lot of weight on name meanings (who but the author ever looks it up?!) but I DO like country origins. My name is Irish! Derived from...*drumroll* KATHERINE MEANING PURE. har, har. We are name twins. ;-)
    *whispers the new look is gorgeous*

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    1. Thank you!
      I know! The suggestions are awesome when you're stuck for a good idea. Meanings aren't so important, unless you're writing a book where they are, but I do find it helps me decide what the character is going to be like.
      Hahaha! Twins. I told you we were.

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  13. Well, I knew my name meant "beautiful" in Spanish, but I learned very recently from a Spanish blogger that it is a popular name for dogs in Spain. Lol.

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    1. Oh well! It must just mean that it's very cute.

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  14. My real name used to be a name for men, and if you google it and go to images, you'll see a bunch of obituaries for old men from the north of country XD It's also Latin for the word 'or'. All very interesting :P

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    1. I find that quite a lot of my favourite girls names used to be boys. It's funny to see all the men photos that come up on the search though, isn't it?

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  15. I have no information what so ever about my name. My father picked it but never told my why.

    /Avy

    http://mymotherfuckedmickjagger.blogspot.com

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  16. Well, my name is Mulan, and I know the meaning of it (Magnolia) perfectly better than nameberry.com, which doesn't even know my name... yet you made me spend a good amount of time on that stupid website...

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    1. I love your name! It's so beautiful.
      I'm sorry. I didn't mean to spend you crazy:P

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    2. Uh, that wasn't exactly what I meant either.... I mean, it was my fault, that I got distracted, wasn't it? :'D
      I think name Websites in general are really, cool, I just get easily easily distracted... though it's true, that you can find good names for your characters :-)

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    3. Name sites are cool! It's great for the noveling:)

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  17. I love your name! The meaning is so cool! My name means love and the first spring rain:-)

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    1. Thank you so much!
      Oooh, nice meaning!

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