Word of the day: aquila

As you will see from this essay on my web site, I’m interested in people’s names and how they acquired them and what they mean.

I am currently visiting my son and his family in Kenya and I have just spent a couple of days with my eldest granddaughter visiting a wonderful nature reserve called Sanctuary Farm. At this location, I met a young woman who is called Quily and learned that her real name is Aquila.

In Latin and the Romance languages, aquila means eagle. In the UK, it is the name of an educational children’s magazine. I have never come across it before as the name of a contemporary person.



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