I know her name now…

Thank you to everyone who offered suggestions on FaceBook or my blog. It came down to: Willow, Lilea, Isabella, Julia (or Juliana), Aneirin, Anaela, Eilidh, Eala, and the name that won. Of those, I narrowed it down to Lilea, Eilidh and the name that won. I suspect the first two names will appear in other books. 🙂

So which name won? I have to tell you a little story first.

If you have read the Pocket Watch Chronicles, you will know that Gertrude is fond of saying “The universe unfolds as it should.” Well it does. I was drawing a blank on this girl. The only name that came to me was Davida, because King David II had done the girl’s father a great service. Naming her after the king is absolutely something her father would have done.  The problem was, I didn’t like the name Davida.

Therefore, I decided to create the contest and see if someone suggested something that really seemed to fit. Well one reader, who lives in Scotland, Emma Ruthven-Stevenson, suggested the name Vida. She said in Scottish it means friend and in Latin it means life.

I thought it was a lovely name, with a lovely meaning, but even better, it is a diminutive (nickname) for Davida–which is where I started. It is perfect. But here, my friends is where it gets really interesting: the heroine’s last name is Ruthven. 🙂

So, allow me to introduce you to Vida Ruthven, Laird Ambrose Ruthven’s only child. Some of you might remember Ambrose from Highland Solution. All I can say is what goes around, comes around.


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11 Responses to I know her name now…

  1. Emma says:

    Thank you so very much for the honour of naming her. I can’t wait to meet Vida and Tomas and learn their story.

  2. Grammy 1 says:

    Vera Good!! I must say!! That name fits perfectly!! I wish it would of been my name that I put in, but I think Vida is a much better fit!! Now get on with the writing of it, would ya please!! I am patiently waiting!! (and we all know how well I do that!LOL)

  3. Hannah says:

    Lovely fit, looking forward to reading more about her. You never know some of the other names might spark heroines of theirs own x

  4. seelkfireice says:

    Glad you found a name that fits, looking forward to reading/listening to the book.

  5. annalba says:

    Perfect so it is.

  6. cecigiltenan says:

    The universe unfolds as it should. 🙂
    ❤ Ceci

  7. Pingback: Ceci Giltenan and Vida Ruthven | Emma Ruthven-Stevenson

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