Friday, October 24, 2014

Life of a Blogger: Origin of Your Name

Life of a Blogger is a weekly feature hosted by Jessi @ Novel Heartbeat.
Every week we talk about a non-bookish topic, so that we get to know each other on a more personal level.

This week's topic: ORIGIN OF YOUR NAME

(Mars et Rhea Silvia by Peter Paul Rubens)

The name Silvia originates from the Latin word Silva (forest, woods) and it means spirit of the forest.

In Roman mythology, Rhea Silvia was the mother of the twins Romulus and Remus, who founded the city of Rome. -> Now, I'm from Rome, can you see how 'imposing' such a name is? ;)

Also, Silvia is a Shakespearean name (fan girl moment). In Two Gentlemen of Verona she was The Duke's daughter, beloved of Valentine.

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