Happy Sunday. I’m continuing with my WIP, another Alinta Bay story. Jonah and Maddie are still stuck in the lift. I moved into Maddie’s POV today.
Maddie blew out a long sigh. The comment had followed her most of her life with her parents’ generation, very rare though from someone her age. She liked her name, of course she did, because her parents had put a lot of thoughts into it. Yet, they had probably never thought about the song with the same title.
She met his gaze. “No. Dad was into ethnology.” His blank stare told her he had no idea what she was talking about. “Which part are you having trouble with? Ethnology or the connection to the name?”
He choked back a snort, why, she had no idea. For some reason, she wasn’t able to read him, figure him out, and considering she was going to spend the next half an hour with him in this small space, she should. She took a deep breath, questioning her logic. Why should she? She’d probably wouldn’t see him again and this was reality, not a movie.
“The connection,” he finally explained.
“Mandinka is a tribe in Africa. Dad wrote final studies on them at University.”
“I have to admit I’ve never heard of them, but then again, I have to also admit I wouldn’t have much of a clue when it comes to African tribes. Sorry.”
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I sort of like unusual names, though like him I sometimes ask the significance/origin of the name.
Agree, so I hope you like the “origin” behind this name 🙂
So they’re reduced to making polite conversation while they wait for rescue?
It’s a good way to add backstory.
Well, nothing else to do i suppose 😉 Thanks for stopping by Aurora.
I love different names and their meanings. Great snippet. I’m glad they’re getting to know each other.
Thank you Karen 🙂