What's in a name

Thursday, December 21, 2006

I've blogged time and time again that I'm obsessed with my name and it's origins. For instance it means The Tower in Gaelic, Star in Hindi and that there is a Hindi and Buddhist Goddess named Tara. "Goddess Tara
embodies the feminine strengths of great caring and compassion, the ability to endure stressful and even terrifying moments, the acts of creation, and the source of sustenance and protection." Pretty cool.

So I took it as a good sign (literally) when I moved to Venice Beach and only two blocks away from my apt was a shop called...(you know...)

According to howmanyofme.com

  • There are 160,483 people in the U.S. with the first name Tara.
  • Statistically it is the 372nd most popular first name; tied with 6 other first names (don't worry, I'm slowly eliminating the six others)
  • More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Tara are female. (I'd hope so! That poor .1)

Unfortunately though I seem to share my name with skanks apparently, Tara Conner (who knew she was under 21?) and Tara Reid. Well definitely the latter at least.

Hmm Will over at FITSNews apparently thinks that the name Tara is synonymous with hot girls, who am I to argue with the man? lol

OK the Tara name love fest is now over, you can stop gagging.

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