Thursday, September 30, 2010

2010 Foothill Highland Games

It's time for the 2010 Foothill Highland Games, which will be taking place November 6th at Jackson Park in Hendersonville, NC. The games will begin at 9 AM and end at 4:30 PM. 

Come, learn about heraldry from Mark Harden, Baron of Cowdenknowes, and how to design and register your own coat of arms. See how the Scots of old lived and fought from Clan Nan Con. Learn to throw a battle axe, and join in the battle ax competition. Enjoy Celtic Music, Highland Dancers, the Parade of Tartans, Pipers and Drummers, Sheep Dog Demonstrations, Hielan' Coos. the Caber Toss, and other Feats of Strength. Check out the details on their website, at: http://www.scotsfoothillshg.org.

I'll be there signing copies of my novel, Highland Blessings. I'd love to meet you if you can make it.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

G's Female Celtic & Gaelic Names

Gara, Garia, Gaira - Short
(Scottish)

Garan - Stork
(Welsh)

Gavina, Gavenia - White hawk
(Scottish)

Gaynor - Soft and fair
(Welsh)

Gearoidin - Meaning Unknown
(Irish)

Genevieve, Jennifer, Jennyfer, Jennyver, Jenny - White wave
(Celtic)

Germaine - Loud voice
(Celtic)

Ghleanna - Lives in the valley
(Gaelic)

Gilbarta - Pledge
(Scottish)

Gilda - Serves God
(Celtic)

Ginerva, Ginebra, Ginessa - White as foam
(Celtic)

Giorsal - Gray battle-maid
(Gaelic)

Gladys, Gwladys, Gleda - Lame, Form of Claude
(Welsh)

Glan - From the shore
(Welsh)

Glen, Glenn, Glenna, Glennis, Glynnes, Glynnis, Glynis, Glenda - From the glen
(Gaelic, Irish, Welsh)

Gobinet, Gobnait, Gobnat, Gubnat - Brings joy
(Irish)

Goewin - Daughter of Pebin, Legend Name
(Welsh)

Gordania, Gordana - Hero, Form of Gordon
(Scottish)

Gorawen - Joy
(Welsh)

Grainne, Grainine - Grace
(Gaelic, Irish)

Grania, Granna - Myth name
(Irish)

Grear, Greer, Grier - Vigilant
(Scottish)

Grizel, Grizela - Gray battle-maid, Form of Griselda
(Scottish)

Gunna - White 
(Scottish)

Gwendolen, Gwendolin, Gwendolyn, Gwenn, Gwynn, Guinevere, Gwyneth, Gwyneed - Of the white brow
(Celtic, Welsh)

Gwenneth, Gweneth, Gwynith - Blessed
(Celtic)