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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