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What's In A Name?

We checked out the meanings of the first names of B&B's characters to see how well they match their monikers. Bridget

Origin: Irish

Meaning: Exalted, Lofty

Does It Fit? Yes, but.... Bridget often takes the high road in situations but she seems to have taken a recent U-turn. Once a compassionate doctor, she is now designing clothes for the vain and wealthy.
Brooke

Origin: English

Meaning: Small Stream

Does It Fit? Pretty much. Since she's quick to react with her heart, Brooke doesn't fit the still waters bill. And when it comes to Ridge, she certainly knows how to babble.
Dominick (Nick)

Origin: Latin and English

Meaning: Lord

Does It Fit? Hmmm.... With a mother who is obsessed with his life, it's hard to say if Nick is lord of his own manor. But he'll take any chance to lord anything over his half brother Ridge.
Donna

Origin: Latin

Meaning: Lady, Woman.

Does It Fit? Yep and whatta woman! But Stephanie would beg to differ if Donna is a lady.
Eric

Origin: Scandinavian

Meaning: Always Ruler.

Does It Fit? A royal yes. As the polished family patriarch and founder of Forrester Creations, Eric knows how to rule the roost. But sometimes his benevolent nature leaves him vulnerable to revolts within his own kingdom as well as enemy attacks.
Felicia

Origin: Latin

Meaning: Happiness

Does It Fit? Not really. After that battle with cancer, Felicia is thankful to be alive but she's definitely not a happy camper at Forrester or with her seemingly dateless love life.
Jacqueline (Jackie)

Origin: English

Meaning: Supplanter

Does It Fit? Sure does! Jackie has taken the place of Sally Spectra in competing against Forrester for fashion supremacy.
Katie

Origin: English

Meaning: Pure

Does It Fit? Eh... up until her heart transplant, Katie fit the bill but sleeping with her niece's fiancé was very naughty, naughty.
Marcus

Origin: Latin

Meaning: Warlike.

Does It Fit? At times. Generally, Marcus likes to keep the peace but he's proven to be a fighter when necessary. He doesn't hesitate to go on the attack if he's provoked (Rick stealing Steffy) or his family is threatened.
Owen

Origin: Welsch

Meaning: Young Warrior

Does It Fit? Anyone who can go up against Stephanie and can still walk deserves this name.
Pamela

Origin: English

Meaning: All Honey

Does It Fit? Bingo! Pam started off very sweet but found herself in a very sticky situation while terrorizing Donna (Pam even poured honey all over Donna in hopes of turning her into a bear snack). Pam was never charged with any crime and is now a busy worker bee at Forrester.
Rick

Origin: English

Meaning: Brave Ruler

Does It Fit? That's iffy. As president of Forrester Creations, Rick has acted more like a tyrant. Selling out his dad to Jackie M couldn't be classify as particularly courageous but we have to admire his moxie for trying to get ahead.
Ridge

Origin: English

Meaning: Quite literally, a ridge.

Does It Fit? Sure. The terms defines a long, narrow edge, angle or crest. One look at those cheekbones answers that but Ridge's anger with Rick is going to send him over the edge.
Steffy

Origin: English

Meaning: A diminutive form of Stephanie

Does It Fit? Time will tell. Since she's named after her fierce granny (see below), it remains to be seen if Steffy is following in her footsteps. But this girl does have spunk as she defies her family to be with the man she loves.
Stephanie

Origin: French

Meaning: Crown

Does It Fit? You bet'cha! Oh, yeah. Stephanie is without a doubt the queen, ready to roll over whoever or whatever gets in her way or poses a threat to her loved ones.
Taylor

Origin: English

Meaning: Tailor

Does it Fit: It fits. A tailor is a a person who makes, mend or alter clothes. Taylor makes time for people and tries to mend their problems but she's been known to slip into an altered state by hitting the bottle.
Thorne

Origin: English

Meaning: From The Thorn Bush

Does It Fit? A strange meaning but appropriate. Thorne has spent his whole life maneuvering prickly situations but being passed over once again to helm Forrester was a stab in the heart.


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