Homework Assignment #7
My name, Gregory, comes from the Latin word,
, which came from the
, derived from
and meaning “to be watchful”.
common in both England and Scotland by 1143, and has no undergone any changes or
modifications here in America.
Other names I am called include
My nicknames vary much more from my actual name, and include
names such as
The source of these I am not
exactly sure, however I do know that the nickname
originated in a seventh grade
English class of mine at the time when a prominent nickname of one of my best friends
from home was also created.
As for the place names of my hometown, the proper noun Minnesota comes from
the Dakota Native American word
, meaning “cloudy water, milky water”.
actual hometown is a place named White Bear Lake, and is just one of the many towns
named in that fashion, along with Otter Lake, Lake Elmo, Lake Harriet, Lake Calhoun,