I needed a lot of information on all sort of things when I wrote TooP. These are the sites I used and the people I quoted. I also love to have everything to have symbolic meanings – names should represent something, especially in the HP universe. Same for flowers. So, here's the complete list of all those things.Internet sources
The Harry Potter Lexicon -- a must for anyone writing Harry Potter fanfiction.
Information on buying guns
How to handle a gun
Quotes for anything and everything
Flowers and their meanings
Baby names and their meanings
More baby names
For name-o-trons and such fun, namenerds.com
For anyone who doesn't know how to convert anything to anything else, onlineconversion.com
To see the actual addresses, go to my site: cosmicuniverse.net, cause ff.net doesn't allow me to post links.Quotes
-- Frank McCourt
"The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to
cheer somebody else up."
-- Mark Twain
"He who angers you conquers you."
-- Elizabeth Kenny
"Love builds bridges where there are none."
-- R. H. Delaney
"Wars have never hurt anybody except the people
-- Salvador Dali
"The lord is wonderfully good to those who wait
for him and seek him."
N.B.: From this quote is derived the proverb, "Good things come to those who wait."
-- Lamentations 3:25
"Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within."
-- James Baldwin
"The best proof of love is trust."
-- Joyce Brothers
"I have not yet begun to fight!"
-- John Paul Jones
"May you live every day of your life."
-- Jonathan Swift
"It's all coming back to me now."
-- Celine Dion
Carl: Strong one (German)
Anna: Gracious (Hebrew)
Riley: A small stream (Celtic/Gaelic) or valiant (Irish)
Brian: Strong one (Celtic/Gaelic)Name suggestions for the twins
Sarah: Princess (Hebrew)
Rachel: Innocent lamb (Hebrew) -- reference to Remus as a werewolf
Amber: Precious jewel (American)Jade: Green gemstone (Spanish) -- because of Harry's eyes The Weasley twins
Ariel: Lion of God (Hebrew)
Leo: A lion (Italian)
-- Chosen with the Gryffindor lion in mindPercy and Penelope's children
Pearle: Precious (Latin)
Peter: A rock (Greek)
-- Chosen with the first two letters of the name in mindPotions
Althidia: from Althia: Healer (English)
Galena: from Galen: Healer, Calm (Greek)
Keyahla: from Keyah: In good health (African)
Salusta: from Salus: Goddess of Health (Greek)
Imara: from Imaran: Strong (Hindi)
-- Chosen because they all mean what the potions doOther names
Orenda: Magic Power (Native American)
Avongara: To tie (African)
Lev: Heart (Hebrew)Flowers
Gardenia: You're lovely; secret love
Chrysanthemum, or Crown daisy: You're a wonderful friend; cheerfulness; rest
Iris: Your friendship means so much to me; faith; hope; wisdom and valour; my compliments