R is for......Rowena!

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I think my name's the most common name ...and the world's most boring! There where times that I wish I am a Sasha or a Rachel! But well, I'm stuck with it, so I might as well live with it!

Old ladies would say that your name is what you are, that's why they name their babies by the saint or of the day they were born so these babies will imbibe the characteristics of the saints or personalities they where named after.

So what's in a name?

I googled my name and here is what I found:

Rowena \ro-wena, rowe-na\ is pronounced roh-EEN-ah, roh-ENN-ah. It is of Old German origin, and its meaning is "fame and happiness". Also possibly (Welsh) "slender and fair".

Do I match? 
  1. fame? - check.Not the superstar quality but definitely not a wallpaper!
  2. happiness ? - check. I take every opportunity to be happy, and to share joy wherever I can.
  3. slender? - definitely NOT! I'm not waif-looking, if that what it means.
  4. fair? - check.

...that's 3 out of four.

this is me!

Other known Rowenas:
  • Rowena Jackson - Prima Ballerina from New Zealand.
  •  It was popularized by Sir Walter Scott, who used it for a character in his novel 'Ivanhoe' (1819).  
  • Rowena Ravenclaw, one of the four founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the Harry Potter book series.

13 pinky-swear friends shared a thought or two...:

jabblog said...

Great post - what fun!

photowannabe said...

I like how happy you are in your skin. Great name and definition.

Mar said...

You have a beautiful name, love your shot and your take on the theme!!
R is for renovation

Mara said...

Rowena a boring name? I don't know anybody with that name, to me it's a special (and very pretty) name. I think it's the person who makes the name boring, so as long as you aren't, the name isn't.

RogerB said...

Thanks for the education on your name - a perfect post for "R". I like names with some history behind them!

Rose said...

Rowena is a beautiful name! Much more unique than Rachel, and I have a cat named Sasha:) Thanks for sharing, and thanks for visiting me!

Jay - agent112778 said...

nice and a pleasure to met you Rowena

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Great day Wednesday folks :)

Thanx for the Visit :)

Q said...

You have a most beautiful name!
I too love the history of a name.
Happy ABC Wednesday,

Maria Berg said...

It is fun from time to time to google your name. So it was you that did a par tod Harry Potter... LOL, MB

Tumblewords: said...

What fun that was! I like your name, glad to meet you!

B : ) said...

Rowena is not dull and boring - in fact I'm not sure I've ever heard it before. I find it pretty and exotic - as are you according to that picture! B : )

Irene said...

Hi Rowena! *wink*

Roger Owen Green said...

Your name may be common where you are, but your name hasn't been in the top 1000 female baby names in the United States, as tracked by Social Security, since 1963!