Day 9- Curse: What’s in a Name? #write31days 2014


Term of the day: curse: misfortune or doom; acts or words applied to bring forth misfortune or doom.


I often wonder if a name can be a curse. Just as I mentioned yesterday, while some names seem to draw others in, some names seem to push them away. Like Chester for instance; I’m sure there was once a time when Chester was an average name, but now it seems as though people try to stay away from it. As if having that name somehow makes you a creepy or sleazy person. I don’t think that’s fair to all the kindhearted and average guys out there who just happened to be name Chester. And what about Lolita? Does she always have to be young vixen? What happens when she grows up? I could go on, but I think you get the point.

Name of the day: Leonardo.

Breakdown and meaning:

While I’m not talking about an artist/inventor or a reptilian ninja, Leonardo is an important character. He’s part of my Eternal Curse Series and his name suits him well. The name, derived from Latin, means “lion”, “loyal”, and “bold” with both Italian and Spanish origins. In my first book Leonardo, aka Leo, is a supportive character, but his influence will be shared with other volumes in the series.

Well, that’s it for Day 9. See you tomorrow.


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I like reading, writing, cooking, dancing, movies, and music. I'm a big kid and choose to see the world in my own special way. Yes, I'm educated, but I haven't let that stop me from being who I want to be. I'm a wife, teacher, author, blogger, and more.