I realise that I’ve been missing recently, and I apologise about that. Turns out moving many miles down south steals all your time and I’ve only just started to get things sorted out.
The list this time looks into names ending -er, but more specifically ones that you may not have come across before – because isn’t it always so nice to hear about new names?
A Welsh pick to start us off, which comes from the Welsh word for Friday: Dydd Gwener. Despite looking like it might have something to do with lovely Gwen, it actually derives from the Latin phrase die Veneris, which means the day of Venus.
Like a weird crossbreed of Jennifer and Oliver, but with a bit more back story to her – so it’s totally ok to like her. She’s an almost obsolete name for juniper. Thus, with Juniper finding favour as a name right now, it’s worth considering Jeniver.
Another one of those Cornish word names we seem to really be digging, he means enchanter.
A nod back to our post last week on Poppy, as this name derives from the Latin word papaver, which means poppy.
In Latin, the word semper means always, forever.
Another Latin word name, this time meaning sun-bringer.
We love Stella, so what about Stellifer? The names relate to each other in meaning, but derive from slightly different Latin words: Stella comes from stella and means star; Stellifer comes from stellifer and means bearing stars.