Friday Fiver – Names

1. What does your first name mean?
CYNTHIA f English
Pronounced: SIN-thee-a
Means “woman of Kynthos” in Greek. Cynthia was an epithet of the Greek moon goddess Artemis, given because Kynthos was the mountain on Delos on which she and her twin brother Apollo were born.

2. Your middle name, do you have one?

3. What does it (your middle name) mean?
LYNN f,m English
Pronounced: LIN
Means “lake” in Welsh

4. What about that name at the end (unless you’re a Jr. or III or something), what about that one?
Armistead was my ex-husband’s name, and I kept it because it’s our daughter’s name. The meaning depends on who you ask. Some sources say it’s a variation on Armitage and means “hermitage.” Others claim that it comes from d’Armistadt, Germany. The Armisteads came to the US from England, but supposedly came to England from Germany and make claims to having ruled that province at one time.

5. So, if you were to put the meanings of all your names together, what would it say??
Something terribly confused about geography, as Greece and Germany aren’t really close to each other. Or maybe I could twist it into “Moon goddess reflected in a lake near the hermitage.”

6. If you’d been born the opposite sex, what would your parents have named you?
Matthew Scott. They didn’t have a girl’s name picked out, in fact.

Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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