Thursday, November 13, 2008

What's in a name?

Callum, pronounced KAL-um, not the American way, CAY-lum, is an old Scottish name meaning "dove". Our Callum is a quarter Scottish. It's a name that seemed to come from nowhere. I've had it in my head for a few years and when pronounced by a Scotsman, it stands strong and masculine. Andreas, pronounced an-DRAY-as, with a roll of the tongue on the "r" is derived from the Greek "manly" and for us is a beautifully romantic name which tempers the masculinity of the first. We have ourselves a manly dove. I was obsessed with Greek food during pregnancy, pretty much only able to eat Greek salad and humus all the way through. I think a Greek name had to figure into the equation somehow and when I put the two names together, they had a speed to them, like a horse about to take flight into a canter. I loved it. Callum also has a name added in honour of Angel Lucas, Reuben's friend in CHARGE, always in our hearts.

1 comment:

ellen charge said...

wat a perfectly fitting name