What’s In A Name?

As the famous author Rick Riordon succinctly stated, “Names have power.”

I would venture to say, the meaning and story behind each name is even more powerful. 

When I was contemplating a memorable name for our studio, I was quietly sitting on my couch pondering the different possibilities. Like everyone else, I didn’t want a generic name. I desired a name that would be special to my heart, a name that represented our studio, and a name that was unique. 

Then a bright light bulb flashed before me ( I’d like to think it was more of a divine revelation).

I thought of my late mother……..

Her name was, Ines.

If you spell “Seni” backwards, it spells Ines.

My mother at the age of 19.

In the Spring of 2019, I lost mother to cancer. Whenever I think of my mother, I think of the words….Courage, Love, Strength, Dignity, Resourceful, and Creativity. My madre was the Mexican version of Martha Stewart (except for the insider trading). From cooking to gardening, or sewing, she could do it all!

Some would say, she even had extraordinary superpowers……similar to the “Affinity Ring” from Avengers.

Just kidding……

Mom’s “Affinity” ring with all her children’s birth stones.

Therefore, I chose the name “Seni” to honor my precious mother.

Now, whenever I see the name Seni, it encourages me to persevere, and to stay the course. 

This picture was taken three months before she passed away.

Her courage was her crown, and she wore it like a Queen.



2 thoughts on “What’s In A Name?

  1. Oh, this post is really touching, it moved me. Kudos to you for honoring your mother’s memory and use it as an inspiration for your work. I love the sentence you quoted, it’s really appropriate. It fits perfectly as the ring’s metaphor. I also loved the pictures, your mom was beautiful and her eyes said so much. May she always bless you and your work!

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