Wednesday, January 28, 2009

What's in a name?

So, a couple of people have asked why I don’t use my real name on my blog. Well, it’s primarily to maintain at least some anonymity – something I think is quite important when posting anything online. Apart from facebook, but on facebook my privacy settings are turned up to max…

But why MylissaAriana?

Ariana was taken from Arianrhod of Welsh mythology. Not a particularly nice woman, but I like the name…

The English name is derived from the Italian form of the Greek name Ariadne, which means "most holy" (Cretan Greek αρι [ari] "most" and αδνος [adnos] "holy") and a Welsh name meaning silver (Welsh arian, "silvery").


Ariadne, of course, being the woman who helped Theseus overcome the Minotaur and the Labyrinth by giving him a ball of red wool and a sword.

As for Mylissa, well…
To cut a long story short, I had a very weird, but vivid, dream in which my name was Mylissa. Shortly afterwards I had to come up with a name to use online, and so I went for that.

Simple really!

3 comments:

harvey said...

Funny how one picks a username. :)

Mylissa said...

The question is, are you really a 'harvey'?!

Akcium said...

try to guess, is it my real name? :D