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[May. 9th, 2004|06:21 pm]


Hi, all! Sorry I haven't posted yet, but here goes!

My name is Eve Marie, which is either "bitter mom" or "mother of the sea," depending on the source. Well, in either case, they're both half right! My two sons are called Darren Francis James, which makes him "the little great one whose freedom came from treacherously superceding another," and Dylan Eric Siegfried, "the honorable ruler from the sea to whom peace came after victory."

Our last name is a direction, which is self-explanatory.

I was actually named after a nun my mother was close to in Catholic school called Mareva (she just transposed the name). Dylan wasn't named after Bob, even though my maiden name was Zimmerman (and so was his!)

[User Picture]From: dryadwoman
2004-05-09 03:52 pm (UTC)
Hi, would you remind me of the etymologies of Eve? I remember something vaguely from my 8am Hebrew class as an enthusiastic undergrad....but not enough!
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[User Picture]From: pynkbyrd
2004-05-09 03:59 pm (UTC)
Hebrew; "mother" or "life-giver."
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[User Picture]From: dryadwoman
2004-05-10 12:05 am (UTC)
Oh yeah, from the word for "life".
I assume the "mother" meaning is by association with Eve as the original childbearer in Genesis?
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[User Picture]From: zaklog
2004-05-10 02:10 pm (UTC)
No, as I understand it that is part of the original meaning of the word. It's not just an association thing.
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[User Picture]From: spherissa
2004-05-22 11:52 pm (UTC)
the garden story being a myth the character names are actually pretty descriptice.

Adam i actually translatable as mud-man, or mudcreature, and the word form which we derive the name 'Eve' is the Hebrew for life.

we know that for the judaic culture names, words, letters and how they correspond to numbers has meaning, so i don't think you can say the meaning came ot the word from the story, rather the name was chosen Because of the story.
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