The name of my favourite British crime fiction heroes is Adam – can you guess who?
- here is part of the information found at BabyNamer
Meaning: Its source is a Hebrew expression meaning “Red earth.”
Languages: This boy’s name is used in Hebrew, German, English, French, Hungarian, Kiswahili, Polish, Serbian and Croatian.
Feminine Forms: Adamina
Narrative: Some authorities believe this name is Phoenician in origin, and simply means ”man.” Others believe the Hebrew original refers to ruddy skin.
In the Jewish scriptures, this is the name of the first man. Though we aren’t told if Adam named himself, it was his job to give names ”to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field.”
Adam was also the first person to give a name to another human being. He named his wife and helpmate Chava (in English, Eve), meaning ”life,” because she was ”the mother of all living.”
The prize: when someone has sent me the correct name, I will post a photo! (No, not of the winner – of my hero, of course). Congratulations, Steph (from WhoDunnit)
Weekly Geeks # 6 – om navne.
Denne uges opgave går ud på at skrive om navnet på en af de litterære figurer, vi holder af.
Min britiske helt hedder Adam – kan du gætte hvem han er?
Gevinst: når nogen har gættet navnet og sendt det til mig, viser jeg et fint billede her på siden (nej, ikke af vinderen, men af helten)