Friday, April 29, 2016

Y - YOLANDA

y IS FOR YOLANDA


Okay, so I cheated for the letter Y and used my own name. Yolanda.

When it came down the 11th hour on Superbowl Sunday, it just made sense. Yes, I was working on my A to Z blogs, even then.

Denver was the team I was rooting for, but only because the Steelers nor the Seahawks made it. (Although, we all know they should have!)

Yolanda - meaning "violet flower" is of Greek and Spanish origin. Popular in the 1970's it's rank has fallen.

Renée - means rebirth. French. Every year the spring flowers bloom! Just like me. :)


What does your name mean? Check here.



Murder & Obsession

Excerpt:

They landed at Bishop Air Services at six in the morning and Steven’s attitude immediately changed, especially when Yurij’s red and white Piper Super Cub waited in front of a hangar. In the office at one end of the tarmac, they sought answers. A middle-aged woman, her hair styled in a crew cut, managed the place.
“May I see the flight logs for the plane flown by Yurij Markowski?” Steven asked.
“Why?” Her gaze went from his feet to the top of his head very slowly.
“Because I asked politely.” Steven smiled.
She returned his smile. “Trudy Bishop at your service, Detective.”
“Good to meet you, Ms. Bishop.”
“Have to admire a man who’d fight off two bears.” She put an arm around a young secretary who came out of a small office. “Right, Patty?”
“Right.” Patty cuddled close to Trudy.
“Yurij called an hour ago asking the mechanic to get his plane ready. What’s that crazy Russian done now?”

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What does Yurij mean?
(Old Greek) farmer, earthworker 


[ syll. yu-rij, yur-ij ] The name Yurij is pronounced as YUHRIYJH †. Yurij is used chiefly in the Russian language and it is derived from Old Greek origins. Yurij is a variant of the name George (English).




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38 comments:

  1. Clever-I like it~ My name means light-which I appreciate when I am taking photos and trying to paint with the sun and shadows.

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  2. I like the excerpt. Your name has such beautiful meaning :-)

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  3. Super Bowl Sunday I was still in the hospital.:P I had planned to be writing A to Z posts then too. Yolanda has a lovely meaning. Interesting to learn the origins of Yuri, too. My formal name, Deborah is Hebrew, meaning bee. Buzzzzzz

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    1. I'd made a real good start, but didn't really finish all the postings until last night. :)

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  4. Thanks for the name meaning link, I like all the different language variations it includes! I knew my name meant "my God is an oath" but I like the alternative wording better: "my God is abundance" :)

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    1. I thought it could give some background for characters. I like the alternative too! Lovely!

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  5. A beautiful meaning for a lovely, talented lady! Who won the Superbowl? My name means 'winner of the people'. I do hope that's true when I publish my first novel later this year (knees a quaking:)).

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    1. Denver won the Superbowl. And you are a winner!

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  6. I love that you used your own name for Y. Very cool.

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    1. I was going to use Yurij, but it was more fun to go with Yolanda. :)

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  7. He he - not sure if that isn't cheating! Your name has a lovely meaning.

    Susan A Eames from
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  8. He he - not sure if that isn't cheating! Your name has a lovely meaning.

    Susan A Eames from
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  9. Great choice. Your name depicts you very well.

    Visiting from the A to Z Blog Challenge.

    Shalom,
    Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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    1. Thanks, Pat, and you are a very noblewoman.

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  10. A friend of mine from school is called Yolanda, but I did not know what it meant :) My name, Sophie, is also of Greek origin, meaning wisdom from Sophia, goddess of wisdom.
    Sophie
    Sophie's Thoughts & Fumbles | Wittegen Press | FB3X

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    1. I think the name fits, you are very wise!

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  11. I have always liked both your names, without knowing the meanings, they sound so melodious. Now that I know what they mean, they feel even prettier and they suit you down to a T.

    I was watching a video on pronouncing Russian names (don't ask! :), and learnt that the i sound in Russian is actually ee, so Yurij would likely be Yureejh.

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    1. LOL, poor Yurij! Do you consider yourself 'dark blue'?

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  12. You were writing posts back during the Super Bowl? Now that's organized. Sadly, I was scrambling around yesterday trying to come up with a weird science Y post and speculative fiction post. Japan saved me in both cases. They have tons of useful y words. Who knew?

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    1. Japan has some cool ghosts. LOL I try to be organized, don't always succeed!

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  13. What a beautiful meaning for a beautiful name! I love knowing where names come from.

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  14. Very cool! You have a very beautiful name.

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  15. I love the meaning of your names, beautiful! My name (yes nickname) is the first baby sound I made. My parents said I'd lay around in by crib for hours going "bishbishbishbishbish). They thought it was cute. They thought I'd outgrow it. But I didn't. I named myself.

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  16. Hey, using your own name sounds fair to me. I've always been a bit partial to "K" myself.

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  17. Little King- That's Ryan. Or so I'm told.

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  18. Hey, it works indeed at your feed. Great meaning behind it too.

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  19. Your name has a lovely meaning. Mine means bee.

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    1. It's a good name! Deborah is a heroine and prophetess who leads the Israelites to defeat Canaanites.

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  20. I love the meaning of your name! Mine comes from the word "wish" (zelja in serbian) because my dad wished for a girl as a first child :)

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