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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Calliope and her name...

Introducing lil "Calliope Hartlyn" .....Our newest family member was born on the 3/7/12.

Her name is a special one (as are all our childrens names) that came to me one night as I was drifting off to sleep....I hadn't been thinking of names at the time and it certainly hadn't been a name I had come across before so I kind of ignored it.....anyway a few days later it popped in my head again and curiosity got the better of me and on the internet I went searching for what it was. The more I read the more I liked it and so I told my husband who immediately said he loved it too.
It was a hard name at first as we would forget it....we'd look at each other and say 'what were we thinking of naming her' LOL took us quite a while for it to stick in our heads but it was determined and we knew it was a sign that it was our daughters name.


Pronounced ka-LYE-ah-pee it is of Greek origin and means 'beautiful voice'.
In Greek mythology Calliope was the eldest of the muses and named 'muse of epic poetry' and also the goddess of eloquence which she bestowed on princes and kings.
It is also believed that she was Homer's muse and the inspiration for the poem 'Odyssey'.







17 comments:

Cinders said...

Welcome to the world beautiful girl! xxx

Ruth said...

What a beautiful girl with an equally beautiful name to suit her. Congratulations to you all on her birth.

Wool Diaries said...

She's beautiful and her name is perfect for her. Well wishes for all the many many years of happiness she will bring to you and your family.

Lucie said...

Oh what a little cutie - Welcome to the world Calliope :)

The only other place I have heard that name is from Grey's Anatomy - Cally the orthopaedic surgeon full name is Calliope :)

Suzanne said...

She is so cute! Congratulations with your beautiful girl.

Jen said...

Congratulations!

Kate said...

Congratulations! She is adorable :)

Marsha said...

Awwwwwwwwww.............seems like babies are popping all over the YoP group. Congratulations! She is one lucky baby to have a mommy that will be making her warm items to wear.

Keri said...

Happy birthday little teacup human!!!!She's beautiful.

Mary said...

Another large family...WOW, I am one (or actually I'm number 9) of 18... Congrats...

"teacup human"..a trubie!

Faith said...

Beautiful name with a beautiful meaning....congrats, she's a star already!

Minding My Own Stitches said...

She's a darling! Congratulations all around!

Sue said...

Awwwww she is adorable...I love her name also....Congrts to you and your hubby!!!

Kristie said...

thank you so much everyone xxxxx

Sandy said...

Congrats to you and the whole family. For some reason I think of a Merry Go Round, must try to figure out why that popped into my head when I read the name. It's somewhere back in the back from long ago. Merry Go Rounds are fun, colorful and full of spirit....maybe there's a connection?

GirlAnachronismE said...

She's beautiful, congratulations!

Kristie said...

Sandy -
Oh yes your connection would be the musical wagon with steam organ pipes that played music at fairs and carnivals...it was called a Calliope :)