The long awaited second entry to my Book of Names goes out to the real POWER ranger, M. 🙂
When I think of the name ‘ANNA’ I think of…
My self has been entwined with that of Anna for millennia, in myth and in memory.
- I remember when X-Men came out at the cinemas, my friends Matt and Mark commented how Rogue looked like me when her hair changed and she got those white streaks. That was like my hair at that time. Rogue is played by the actress Anna Paquin.
- There is my very own character creation, Anna Chiron from outer space, wears the face of Anna Kendrick to house her form.
- In 2001, I was cast as the character Anna Kolchick in the school musical, Slack!
- Back when I was a wee tween, I was friends with a girl who had twin sisters. How novel to discover that she and I shared the same birthday! By learning our birth times we discovered I was born 30 minutes before her. Her name was Anna.
- My middle name is Ann.
- As an insecure teenager I struggled with ana, an affectionate term for anorexia…
Anna. Ann. Ana. Oh, you and I. Ah, no me…
The Anna in me. Anna Chiron. The Anna in you. Ana Chronos. I wrote of being in Anna in antigenesis. I have even written about being Anna from Frozen, as well as being Elsa.
Anna is a good name to use in writing as its cross cultural. Its feminine. It’s a palindrome, and has etymological roots in meaning opposite or counterpart.
It was perfect for Marge’s point.
ana- is a prefix from Ancient Greek (aná, “on, up, above, throughout”) and relates to the movement along the fourth dimension of time.
ana (according to merriam-webster.com) is a collection of anecdotes or other interesting tidbits of information about something.