For a while we played with the idea of a portmanteau. (As a carrollophile it appealed to me because, like a traveling case with two compartments, there are two meanings packed up into one word.) Zimmertyne ran a close second, and I’m still rather fond of it. Especially when I realized the secret meaning hidden within.Zimmerman comes from the German words Zimmer (Room) and Man; the “Room-Man” is the man who builds rooms: a carpenter…just like my father-in-law. Tyne has a different meaning depending on which member of my family you ask. If you asked my grandfather, he would have told you it meant everything from tall and chiseled to rich and successful depending on his particular mood that day. In the end it has a masculine connotation of attractive, so let’s say it means “handsome”…just like my father. Zimmer+Tyne then means The Handsome Room, and what better image of a marriage could there be of two people from separate houses building one Handsome Room together?
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