And then there were two …

A few of you know that I recently purchased a Kiwi 2 to add to my growing collection of Ashford wheels. This past week I finally finished staining my Kiwi a warm rich color called English Chestnut.  After much thought, I decided to go with a Celtic theme for this wheel and was very happy that I could find stencils for what I had in mind.  So, the wheel was painted black and the stencils were applied using a metallic blue and a pearl cream.  My wonderful husband put her all together for my and I have to say, I love the end result!

Now every wheel must have a name but I have n0 idea what to name my new wheel, so I thought it would be fun to have a naming contest for the best Celtic or Gaelic name.

The Rules:   Just leave a comment with what name you think would be perfect for my new Kiwi 2, either in Celtic or Gaelic, and the meaning of the name.  The  Deadline to enter is Friday, November 23rd  at 7:00 p.m. Arizona Time and the winner will be announced on Saturday, November 24thThe winner of the best name will receive one 4 oz braid of Pagewood Farms BFL fiber in the colorway Prism.

This giveaway is open to all, including international!

100% BFL (Blue Face Leicester) Wool Fiber

4 oz in Prism

I can’t wait to see what names you enter!!!!

Thank you so much ~ This giveaway is now closed!

16 thoughts on “And then there were two …

  1. Pia

    I don’t know why I seem to think it’s a male wheel, I thought of FÁELÁN meaning little wolf. If it’s female, perhaps Aife or Ardene (eager, indrustrious)

  2. Anne Marie

    I love the sound of the name Siobhán (pronounced shi-VAUN), but my hubby would never go for as a child’s name due to the impossible spelling. Please name her Siobhán! The name is of Irish and Hebrew origin, and means “God is gracious”. It’s a variant of Joan, which is a feminine form of John.

    1. Kathy Beaumont

      This is the name I was going to suggest! It is so beautiful, and is the name of my beautiful daughter. All it took was a little practice for her to spell it before she started school.

  3. Madeleine Poe

    Your Kiwi 2 is beautiful and the finish you put on her makes me think that the perfect Celtic name would be Kiara. Not only does it take the first two letters of “Kiwi” but the meaning of the name, which comes from Celtic mythology, is small and dark. Having just received a Kiwi 2 as an early Christmas from my fabulous husband, I know how wonderfully compact she is. Your beautiful Chestnut finish and the black paint complete the definition of this perfect name!

  4. Sandie Knapp

    I’m going to offer up ” Brea,” meaning noble, strong, & virtuous, because the little Kiwi wheel is all of that, and more. Congratulations on the new spinning wheel.

    I love what you have done for your wheel, made it all your very own, and in such a lovely way too. I also have to be totally honest. Blue face Leicester wool is my very favorite wool for spinning.

  5. Robin

    Wow Tina, I’m so impressed with what you did with your wheel, it looks amazing! I love the other names suggested here already, although you might also like Aobh (‘Eve’), a Gaelic girls name which means beauty. :)

  6. Kathleen

    Hi Tina,

    I love the names everyone has come up with so far. I have one to add to the mix. I usually name my things (cars, sewing machines…mostly Gaelic names) and Eadaoin – (eh-DEEN) which means “happy friend” comes to mind when I think of a spinning wheel.

    Whatever you name her, you’re sure to spend many happy hours together. Thanks for your fun blog.


  7. Virginia

    I just love these names that everyone has been coming up so far. I thought I’d add mine to the list. I thought that FEIDLIMID – m & f Anceint Irish, Irish Mythology possibly means “Beauty” or “Ever Good” in Irish Gaelic.

    However, whatever you name your spinning wheel, you will have a wonderful time spinning.


  8. Cecelia Yarnell

    I like the name Cerridwen. Here’s what wikipedia says: “In Welsh medieval legend, Ceridwen ( /ˈkɛrɪdwɨn/ kair-id-wən), also spelled Cerridwen, was an enchantress, mother of Morfran and a beautiful daughter Creirwy. Her husband was Tegid Foel, and they lived near Bala Lake (Llyn Tegid) in north Wales. Medieval Welsh poetry refers to her as possessing the cauldron of Poetic Inspiration (Awen) and the Tale of Taliesin recounts her swallowing her servant Gwion Bach who is then reborn through her as the poet Taliesin. Ceridwen is regarded by modern Wiccans as the Celtic goddess of rebirth, transformation, and inspiration.”
    I like the “transformation” aspect, because that’s what you’re doing with your beautiful wheel!

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