Friday, July 25, 2008


Here is Sophia's second challenge - such beautiful colours, Sophs - you can see you have girls to scrap - yummy - ice-cream colours ...

Sophs' journalling: -

"What does my name mean...

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English, Greek, German, Ancient Greek

Means "wisdom" in Greek. This was the name of an early, probably mythical, saint who died of grief after her three daughters were martyred. Legends about her probably arose as a result of a medieval misunderstanding of the phrase Hagia Sophia "Holy Wisdom", which was the name of a large basilica in Constantinople.

This name was common among continental European royalty during the Middle Ages, and it was popularized in Britain by the German House of Hanover when they inherited the British throne in the 18th century. It was the name of characters in the novels 'Tom Jones' (1749) by Henry Fielding and 'The Vicar of Wakefield' (1766) by Oliver Goldsmith.

As to why my parents chose it for is a simple one, nothing too fancy or meaningful here. My mom liked the actress Sophia Loren at the time, so between them both they decided to name me after her. My Mom wanted to spell it Sophie in French, but as they were living in an English country she thought they would call me Sophia and would not be able to pronounce it the French way."

Thanks, Sophs.

I am not my usual poetic (?) self as I have not been well but I will most certainly update you once I am back to normal.

By the way, I am so excited to say that Andrea Robertson, ex-SA Scrapkits has tracked me down and will be joining our BOM challenge - YIPPEE - Welcome, Andrea - will be in touch real soon.



Sophia said...

See all that wisdom is what helped you get

Stefanie said...

I am delighted to find a fellow SA'n blog. I host an international journaling challenge blog. Would love it if you popped by to visit.

Michelle Ramsay said...

Lovely layout Sopia.

Welcome to the BOM challenge your blog since you left.

Desire Fourie said...

Mmm ... those colours are really yummy. Lovely layout Sophia. So now that we know of all your wisdom, we know where to go when we need advice!

Michelle Ramsay said...

Lovely layout Sophia. Very interesting about your name.