Annelida a beautiful name that I found in my text book

Have you ever found a fabulous name, only to discover it’s the phylum for worms? Yes, worms and then you google, praying it is derived from a latin verb, an old myth anything, but to no avail. Roundworms, that’s it. I will never use this name, but it would be gorgeous were it to be from another source any other source. Where’s the weirdest place you found the most fabulous name?

For my second daughter my husband and I really liked the name [name]Malia[/name] for a while. My sister kept insisting that it sounded like milia little white bumps “pimples” on the skin. She ruined the name for us.

Hahahaha! Annelida! I love it!

You could also try chemicals for “lovely” names. [name]How[/name] about…



– [name]Nephele[/name]

[name]How[/name] true! If you separate the substance from the name you realize how lovely it is!

I actually sort of like [name]Chloris[/name] it’s bit Chlorine/Chlorophyll.

I’m no science scholar, but right away, I thought “worms.” It’s one of those nature names that I think most people who have taken 7th grade biology will recognize instantly.

I have a little thing for some words in general that I think sound more pleasant to the ear than what they actually mean - ‘bellicose’ is a good example. There are names that evoke victory or even battle and strength, really “war!”, but Bellicose would not make a good name for the negative definitions, “hostile” or “inclined to fight.” For some reason, I can say ‘bellicose’ would make a pretty name if not for its definition (prettier aside from its definition than a lot of pure “meaning” names with the great meaning but lousy sound to them), whereas a word like ‘annelida’ just makes me think of worms. It’s all worms. [name]Annelise[/name] does not make me think it’s so close to Annelid and therefore, worms. It is just a pretty name that has nothing to do with worms.

I actually don’t think Annelida is entirely unusable, though I’d probably vary the spelling.

Annelida’s actually got a literary heritage attached to it. [name]Chaucer[/name] used this name for a character in one of his poems (titled “Anelida and Arcite”). In Middle English, the name is variously spelled Anelida, Anelyda, Analida, etc.

Very interesting!

[name]How[/name] about Euglena? It’s an algae.