What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

Naming anything – your baby, you business, your house plants – can be STRESSFUL! This name has to suit the person or product (or plant!) and needs to last… And since names can be so personal, I thought I would share with you about the name for my newest venture.

reVerra Glass.

“re” is a prefix that comes from Latin and we see in many words. It is usually used with the meaning “again”  to indicate repetition. And thanks to environmental awareness, it is becoming synonymous with caring for the planet – remember the 3 R’s of waste reduction? REduce, REuse, REcycle.

“verra” is a play on the French word for glass, “verre”.

And the magic?? In French, the word “reverra” is the conjugated form of the verb “revoir” in the future tense of the 3rd person singular (as the daughter of an editor, and always having loved language, and having studied a year-long uni course in linguistics (and LOVED it!), sometimes I totally love to nerd out of words and etymology (the study of the origins of words).

“On se reverra” in English means “We will meet again” or “We will see each other again”.

The glass used in my jewellery is glass that you have seen before – most likely during cocktail hour. 😉  And you WILL meet the glass again – this time as a shiny, classy, piece of jewellery.

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  1. Lisa Miller-Pond

    What a perfect name! The word nerd in me has been wondering what the origin was. I had thought it was just the smoothness and roundness of the sound of the word, and the Latin meaning of “ver” is Spring, so I thought the name referred to a new beginning.

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