“C” is for CATALINA

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I love my given name CATALINA , I was christened Maria Catalina and I love the names on their own or combined. CATALINA means PURE. Maria can mean bitter  or bitter sea and I am a very happy go lucky person, perhaps that is why when I write I often create characters whose names have meanings that are the very opposite of their personality.

When I was researching THE BRIDGE OF DEATHS  the name CATALINA was very helpful to me. The book revolves around a real 1939 plane crash and I had to visit archives and museums related to aviation. The aviation archivists and curators who were so kind to help me often asked; “Were you named after the Seaplane?”  Sometimes  they introduced me as the woman named after a sort of aircraft.

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(images harvested through BING and credited to BBC)

My name was my paternal grandmother’s and had absolutely nothing to do with the seaplane, but I certainly thank my lucky stars that it opened doors for me when I needed it.

What does your name mean? Is it you or the opposite of you?  There are many name sites I like to use this one

Meaning of Names

17 thoughts on ““C” is for CATALINA

    1. My book and research is actually about a LOCKHEED ELECTRA 10A like Amelia Earhart’s but Archivists and museum curators identified my name with the seaplane… might need to revise post! Thanks for dropping by.

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  1. You do have a lovely name, Catalina. 🙂 I can’t wait to see which you’ll choose for D because my name is Devika (little goddess). As a romance novelist, I’m fascinated by names and their meanings. Will definitely follow your blog posts!

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    1. THANKS and now I love DEVIKA, I chose a name for D that is far more common, what a cool name and meaning, once this is over I would love to have you as a guest and for an interview DEVIKA ROMANCE’s LITTLE GODDESS ! If you can put a historical spin on Romance I have four venues for you.

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      1. Aw, I’d be honoured to be your guest. I write contemporary and paranormal romance though, not sure whether I could fit in with anything historical…

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      2. I used real past life regressions and psychics to research history, @ 4covert2overt I welcome all genres but keep away from Erotica, I am happy to welcome you, I have been following loved CRUSH for C

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    1. IT MEANS SO MANY THINGS IN SO MANY PLACES….
      Greek Meaning:
      The name Elizabeth is a Greek baby name. In Greek the meaning of the name Elizabeth is: From the Hebrew Elisheba, meaning either oath of God, or God is satisfaction. Famous bearer: Old Testament Elizabeth was mother of John the Baptist and one of the earliest known bearers of this name; Queen Elizabeth II.

      American Meaning:
      The name Elizabeth is an American baby name. In American the meaning of the name Elizabeth is: From the Hebrew Elisheba, meaning either oath of God, or God is satisfaction. Famous bearer: Old Testament Elizabeth was mother of John the Baptist and one of the earliest known bearers of this name; Queen Elizabeth II.

      Biblical Meaning:
      The name Elizabeth is a Biblical baby name. In Biblical the meaning of the name Elizabeth is: The oath or fullness of God.

      Arthurian Legend Meaning:
      The name Elizabeth is an Arthurian Legend baby name. In Arthurian Legend the meaning of the name Elizabeth is: Sister of Mark.

      English Meaning:
      The name Elizabeth is an English baby name. In English the meaning of the name Elizabeth is: My God is bountiful;God of plenty. Elizabeth was mother of John the Baptist in the bible. In England Queen Elizabeth I and II. One of the most frequently used names in England.

      Hebrew Meaning:
      The name Elizabeth is a Hebrew baby name. In Hebrew the meaning of the name Elizabeth is: My God is bountiful;God of plenty. Elizabeth was mother of John the Baptist in the bible. In England Queen Elizabeth I and II.One of the most frequently used names in England.

      Shakespearean Meaning:
      The name Elizabeth is a Shakespearean baby name. In Shakespearean the meaning of the name Elizabeth is: King Richard III’ Elizabeth, Queen to King Edward IV.

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  2. That was awesome! your name did open doors for you. My name kindda does that to me too since its considered a pretty name, once people hear it they smile and others start singing, men can flirt too so. I wrote a whole post about my name and my life with it in 2014 A2Z challenge under the letter H, funny it’s such a popular post, but it suites me so (Haneen is Arabic and means: yearning, and the pain that comes from a strong feeling of missing someone or somewhere.). I like the sound of your name, I don’t know if it has anything to do with but it reminds me of Catalonia i.e. FC Barcelona and I’m a big fan 🙂
    The link for the post http://haneenwrites.blogspot.com/2014/04/h-is-for-haneen-your-captain-duh.html
    “Haneen/I Will Never Give you Up (479)”

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  3. What a powerful name you have. I find the Arabic culture fascinating and the food sublime. I have only visited Morocco and that for a one day stint in Tangiers, but through school had many friends from a wide variety of cultures and that included many Arabic countries. Thanks for dropping by off to see you.

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