All about Lola

A sometimes crazed individual with a passion for Onomastics and etymology, among other things. I love my partner, my children, my friends, movies, camping, reading, drawing, cooking (or just creating anything), late nights, coffee and chocolate.

Among my hates: Mornings (bitter enemies with 7 am), people who name their kids with little to no thought, people who cannot type a decent sentence and stupid people in large groups. I’d much rather run into stupidity in a one on one situation!  😀

I love my Life!

 

and if you’re interested in any other bizarre things in my head, they’re here

24 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Colette Marceau
    Dec 05, 2008 @ 16:26:42

    Hi Lola, You were recommended to me by Emmy Jo. She had decided that from my posts on Y!A that maybe I were you. We do have extremely similar taste in names.I was beginning to think that I was alone in Loving names like Ottilie!
    Emmy Jo says that you are Wiccan. As am I. I have a 17 year old daughter named Hermione. She is named for my Grandmother’s best friend actress Hermione Gingold. Not Harry Potter.
    Reading your “about me” I see where people could think that we are the same person. Except for camping ( I hate to get dirty ) are likes are identical.
    I am an artist known on Y!A as Night Owl. My favorite names are Eglantine and Calidore with Persephone and Constantine running a close second. I will be visiting your site often, for some name sanity.
    It is nice to meet you.
    Colette

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    • Lola
      Dec 05, 2008 @ 16:39:25

      Nice to “meet” you Colette, you do sound like me! I’m around often, feel free to expound to your heart’s delight, any friend of Emmy Jo’s is always welcome here! 😀

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  2. Paige
    Jan 06, 2009 @ 20:21:41

    Hi Lola!
    I’m a former lurker on this site as well as some of the others, oftentimes posting as Mariuccia. I just founded a site found here: http://paigespage.wordpress.com/ . Feel free to stop by any time and comment! I love your writing and your opinions.

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  3. Lola
    Jan 06, 2009 @ 20:56:05

    Hi there! 😀 So, should I call you Paige or Mariuccia? I’ll go check it out, I may add you to my blogroll!

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  4. Paige
    Jan 06, 2009 @ 21:11:52

    You can call me Paige 🙂

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  5. Laura
    Mar 05, 2009 @ 19:26:15

    Hi Lola
    I’ve just found your website from You can’t call it it.You have such a cute sight and great tastes in names I especially love the idea of Beatrix! Me and Sarah from NFATE
    http://names-fromadamtoeve.blogspot.com/
    would love you to have look at it. Stop by any time we would love to know what you think 😀

    Laura

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  6. knowledgetoday
    Mar 30, 2009 @ 03:50:18

    I love your site. Keep it up !

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  7. Milly
    Apr 21, 2009 @ 06:55:57

    Hay Lola
    I’m really liking your website. Ironically I also have a daughter called Josephine though also a son name Arthur. I’m pregnant again due in September with twins. I thought I’d just give a friendly hello to you, thankyou for having a site like this it helps for mothers to be, playing with names and talking to people with like minded opinions. So when are you due? Good luck through your pregnancy, narrowing down names?

    Milly

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  8. Lola
    Apr 21, 2009 @ 08:54:09

    Hi Milly! I would be just about 5 months pregnant if I hadn’t miscarried in January. We just got the okay to try again, so it’s still a possibility! How old are Josephine & Arthur (have you noticed Arthur’s on our lists as well? It’s a family name for us and I think Arthur’s just aces!)
    What names are on your list for the twins? I’d love to see. If you don’t want to share here, you can always email me, my address is over there to the right!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Julia
    May 04, 2009 @ 06:03:52

    Hey Lola!
    My name is Julia and you may have seen my randomly commenting on other blogs. I love your taste in names! Sorry about the miscarriage, and good luck for the next pregnancy!
    Keep up the good work, it’s so nice to see well thought out names instead of Olivia Rose or Emma Grace 🙂
    Julia xx

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  10. Lola
    May 04, 2009 @ 08:38:39

    Thanks Julia! Lovely to see you here. I hope to see you back sometime! 😀

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  11. babynamelover
    May 23, 2009 @ 00:05:55

    Lola I have just received an email from someone it is about you, I think you need to read it can you email me so I can forward it to you?

    My email is chisnall64@gmail.com

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  12. Bree
    Jun 23, 2009 @ 14:37:48

    Hello, I’m new here and I just found your blog today, its very nice and I love your refreshing name tastes 😀

    ~Bree

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  13. babynamelover
    Jun 26, 2009 @ 00:28:20

    Lola you okay?

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    • Lola
      Jun 26, 2009 @ 21:17:16

      I’m alright, Anna. Sorry. Still playing catch up with everything I couldn’t do for 3 weeks. I’m working on a few thoughts, don’t worry (and I’ll pop back to your place and look around soon, I promise). 🙂

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  14. emygirl
    Jul 01, 2009 @ 02:48:13

    Hi Lola! Stumbled onto here from Emmy Jo’s blog, and after seeing a bit of your posts, I was just wondering: What are your childrens’ names? Feel free to include as much as you feel comfortable with, I don’t want that question to seem stalker-ish. I know there’s a Josephina (LOVE the name!), but do you have other children? What’s Josie’s middle name(s)? Sorry about the over-abundance of slightly weird questions, I just absolutely love names as well.

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  15. Lola
    Jul 01, 2009 @ 08:13:04

    Hi Emygirl! We’ll she’s Josephine, not Josephina, and her nicknames vary with the sun, today she’s Poppy! The boys are Leo & Simon but they’re out on their own now, only Josie’s home. If you look around the site, I’m sure you’ll find their full names but I promised the boys that I wouldn’t anymore. Josie’s middles are Rosamel Anne.

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    • emygirl
      Jul 06, 2009 @ 19:47:45

      Oops! I meant to type Josephine, but my favorite names typically end in -a, so I guess habit caught me at a bad time there! Love the boy’s names, too. Is Leo short for anything, or is it just Leo? Either way is grand; My mother’s father’s name is Leonard, and it’s in the top 3 for my middle name choices. Also want to add that Rosamel is a lovely, and interesting Ros- name! Is it a family name, a combination, or just a name you heard of & love? Once more, I apologize for the many questions.

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  16. chaneltara
    Aug 10, 2009 @ 14:33:34

    Lola, you ever coming back?? I need your expertise in choosing a name lol! We miss your posts!

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  17. babynamelover
    Sep 06, 2009 @ 05:26:09

    where are you?

    Reply

  18. Sarah
    Sep 25, 2009 @ 07:48:56

    I’m new here. It seems you’ve stopped blogging. I just wanted to say that I’ve been reading over your old entries and I ADORE your taste in names.

    Reply

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