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Aww :)

I just got this email from someone who apparently found my site:

"Dear Sharya
I have a 6 yr. old daughter named Sharya as well. I would love to know the origin and the meaning of this name, but I have not been succesfull so far. I was hoping you might know more about your name and that you would be willing to share this information with me.
Thank you so much for your time.

That just struck me as so sweet :P


Jul. 7th, 2005 07:46 pm (UTC)
where does your name come from?

and i get emails like that sometimes. :)
Jul. 7th, 2005 08:47 pm (UTC)
This is what I responded with:
"Hello XXXXX,

I'm afraid I don't have much I can tell you. "Sharya" isn't my real name, it is only the online screename that I use. Back when I had been searching for an appropriate (but unique) online screename, I wanted one that was similar yet different enough from my own name, that I would be able to identify with it as well as maintain some degree of anonymity.

After playing around for days with various vowels and consonants, I came up with this variation, and I loved it immediately.

A few years ago, I started to try to find out the meaning of the name, and/or the origin. When I googled it, I got a lot of Russian hits, and I think the name is also that of a Russian city (much to my surprise). I think this is one of the links that managed to convince me:
http://www.hmn.ru/en/index1.php?code=4&value=27271 (It's a site that shows the weather).

I wish you luck with your search, and would be interested in anything you're able to find, since the name has become rather dear to me.

Kind Regards,
Jul. 8th, 2005 03:15 am (UTC)
Ya sneaky little turd. You had me fooled.

(Sorry I had to delete the last comment. The icon I chose to use didn't show up well on your black background, and there is no option to just change the icon.)
Jul. 8th, 2005 03:19 pm (UTC)
Hehe too funny. You're becoming an icon-a-holic!
Jul. 8th, 2005 04:53 am (UTC)
Yers, I am bored
The town of Sharya is in the Kostroma region of Russia.But here is an interesting theory on the derivation of the name:(cut and pasted from a very obscured website):
In ancient times, the sounds S, SH, H were related and often evolved the one into the other and the other into the one.

For example:

The traditional name of Greek, "Hellas", comes from the name of a Greek tribe in Epirus called variously the "Selloi / Helloi"

Comparing the Hindic Vedas with the Iranian Avesta, the Indians call their Aryan forebears the "Sura" whilst the Iranians use the word "Hura". Similarly, the Indians call their mother river the "Sarasvati" while the Iranians call theirs the "Harasvati"

The Aryan root prefix appears in such words as "(h)ARistocracy" [Greek], "HEREfolk" [German], "HERo" [Greek], "conSERve / reSERve / preSERve / obSERve" [Latin, "servare" to protect], "(h)EARl" [German].

Additionally, in the Semitic aleph-bets, the letter for S may also be pronounced SH.

SO, regarding the Aryan root prefix, we see a consistent constellation of the sounds S, SH, H.

Thus, it seems reasonable to presume that the TRUE ancient self-appellation of the Aryans was actually closer to:


And where was there homeland?


In ancient times, the modern "Hari" river in Turkmenistan flowed all the way from the Hindu Kush into the Caspian.

The names of the "Harisvati" river in Afghanistan, and its cognate cousin the "Sarasvati" in Pakistan, mean "resembling [svati] the Hari".

It seems logical, given the survival of the names Harasvati and Sarasvati into modern times, that the Hari river of Turkmenistan may also be an ancient name. And as both the Harisvati and Sarasvati both flow from the mountains into large bodies of water -- ie, that they do at least broadly resemble the Hari river of Turkmenistan -- that indeed it IS the Hari river that both others resemble, and we may conclude that the Iranians and Indians named local rivers after their ancient homeland in Turkmenistan.

He He. But it is a lovely name...

Jul. 8th, 2005 02:23 pm (UTC)
Re: Yers, I am bored
So..... Sharya is actually Harry? Oh bummer.... Just when Sharya images were getting hotter in my brain.
Jul. 8th, 2005 03:22 pm (UTC)
Re: Yers, I am bored
LoL I think what that's saying is its what they called the Aryans.
Jul. 8th, 2005 03:38 pm (UTC)
Re: Yers, I am bored
Aren't Aryans..... white supremists?
Jul. 8th, 2005 04:15 pm (UTC)
Re: Yers, I am bored
Before I read this little blurb here, that's what I thought... but perhaps it's referring to some countries people? Geography was never my strong point.
Jul. 8th, 2005 04:25 pm (UTC)
Re: Yers, I am bored
I think it does refer to a type of people that the supremists have adopted as theirs. Not like that doesn't happen all the time anyway. People have changed the meaning of names for years by adopting it as theirs. I can't sing the original "Flintstones" theme song anymore and everytime I see a "rainbow" anything (rainbow deli, rainbow carwash, etc...) I can't help but think that it has something to do with "gayness". Not that it's a bad thing but... the more people want to just be treated normally and not be singled out.... the more they single themselves out.

How the fuck did I get off on such a tangent? Holy shit... you can tell that my mind is wandering today!
Jul. 8th, 2005 04:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Yers, I am bored
good though - I enjoyed it - thanks!
Jul. 8th, 2005 03:20 pm (UTC)
Re: Yers, I am bored
LoL too funny! I wonder if she'll write back with any updates.
Jul. 8th, 2005 04:41 pm (UTC)
Re: Yers, I am bored
you guys are too intelligent. It did come from a white supremisist website, i found it by looking up sharya on google. I couldn't find it again, nor do i ever want to, i felt bad enough just to have found it once. But I thought that aryans were an actual race - both german and english are ayrian languages. It was the nazis who used the term to refer to themselves as superior - and instigated a programme to a breed superior race from pure aryans.
My Mum used to say "Doesn't always do to know too much"
Jul. 8th, 2005 04:50 pm (UTC)
Re: Yers, I am bored
That's ringing some bells back in the deep, dark, recesses of my memory... I think you've got it right ;)
Dec. 18th, 2005 07:36 pm (UTC)
Re: Yers, I am bored

I saw you deleted your journal, and while you warned that you might do that, I have to say I'm very sad. You're such a kind and interesting person that I wish we didn't have to say goodbye. I know you made this particular lj account specifically to write about your occupation, and that if you gave it up or moved on, you likely would delete that account. I'd really love to have a chance to continue reading about your life, so if you've created (or if you have) another lj account, I'd be delighted to continue reading about you, and keeping in touch that way.

Hopefully you get this comment even though you deleted your account. If you'd like to email me, easiest way to reach me is at sharya@livejournal.com. Sometimes the junkmail folder gets real emails though, so put either my username (sharya) or your username (trixey) in the subject line so I know for sure it's not junk. (Or mention livejournal).

I wish you all the best in the future, and I genuinely hope I'll be able to connect with you in some other way on this world wide web.

Goodluck and Merry Christmas (if you celebrate it!)

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