Results from last post: Aiona routs Gasia 12-0; Elise beats Elisheva 11-0.
This week's match-ups: 4 Misora vs 5 Marisola from the "International" region, and 4 Estera vs 5 Shiloh from the "Biblical" region.
PRONOUNCIATION GUIDE: Misora (Mee-soh-rah), Marisola (Mah-ree-soh-lah), Estera (Ess-teh-rah), Shiloh (Shy-loh).
Gar: WE'RE BACK! The International region has a good match-up. Misora (Mizora) is a Japanese name that can be written with the characters for "beautiful" (Mi) and "sky" (sora/zora). So the literal meaning is "beautiful sky", one of my favorite things from nature. Marisola is a Spanish name that comes from "the sea" (Mari) and "the sun" (sola). So the literal meaning is another nature reference, "the sea & the sun." Growing up Seattle, you have to appreciate the sea (it's always there) and the sun (you love it when you can actually see it). It's hard to pick, but I'll give the edge to Misora for the uniqueness of the name.
Shiv: So many choices and so little time. Shiloh means "His gift" or "peace." I like the name for the meaning and how it sounds. Unfortunately, Brangelina has already taken this great name. Estera is a form of Esther. I like the story of Esther and how she was able to be courageous and brave. That is what I would hope for our daughter. I will pick Estera over Shiloh. As for the international region, I like the name Marisola. When we were brainstorming names, I liked the name Marisol, for the literal translation of ocean and sun. Garrett likes girl's names to end in an "A." So we modified the name to Marisola. Maybe our daughter will be nature girl who has the green thumb for our future garden in our backyard!
Gar: It definitely help papa if Baby Girl Chan was a nature girl, because I have crazy plant allergies... especially to grass. I like the name Estera over Shiloh too, but for a different reason...
Shiv: One thing though, Garrett asked me if it means anything in Spanish. We have been reading this book called "Sorpresa" to Gideon in the car or at home and there is a word that Garrett thought was similar to Estera. The word is "estará." I told him that they are two different pronunciations because of the accent mark. For Estera, the pronunciation is Ess-TEH-rah, with the stress on the second syllable. I have not read the book about the dog named Shiloh. Hmm. I'm thinking thematic bedroom decor, birthday celebrations and birthday gifts! =)
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