Origin : Japanese Gender : Female Meaning : "Archery bow" or "beautiful bow" Pronunciation : YOO-mee Other forms : Yumiko As with every Japanese name, depending on what kanji you use, this name could mean anything from "friend" to "freedom". It is very pretty and could be easily used in English speaking countries. Archery is a long surviving sport; The first mention of a bow and arrow being used in Europe was in 10,000-9000 BC. Gods and Goddesses like Artemis, Apollo, Diana, and Cupid are all archers and many heroes from various mythologies are as well. And who could forget Robin Hood? Today it is mostly used as sport in competitions or for fun, not for actual hunting, though there are a few who still hunt with bows, they are called bowhunters. There doesn't appear to be many famous female archers in history, though there are a few today like Charlotte Burgess, Natalia Valeeva, Melissa-Jane Daniel, and Justyna Mospinek. There is
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This morning the coyotes were howling extremely loud, and it was very eerie. The dogs of course took off after them, and the cat ran into the bushes. This is probably only the second time we've heard coyotes this year. Since it is fall, they are probably starting to form packs. It was after I heard them this morning that I wondered if Coyote could ever work as a name? Probably not, but I'm going to profile it anyways. Origin : Mexican/Spanish Gender : Unisex Meaning : Name of canine Pronunciation : KYE-oh-tee Other forms : N/A The word coyote, comes from the Mexican/Spanish word, which is the same. It came from a Nahuatl word, cóyotl. Coyotes are pretty common all throughout North and Central America. They are also known as American jackals, or prairie wolves. Their scientific name, Canis latrans, means "barking dog" in Latin. In Texas and Oklahoma, it is common for coyotes to mate with domesticated dogs, and this is bad. The resulting animal is called a coydo
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Tori and Dean Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott have welcomed their fourth child together, Finn Davey. There other kids are Liam Aaron, Stella Doreen, and Hattie Margaret. Dean has one other child, Jack Montgomery, from a previous marriage. Finn's middle name is the same as Tori's, who was given it in honor of her grandfather David Spelling.