Well like so many of you the season finale of lost left me pondering quite alot! But what really got me thinking was the final scene…..nothing shocking there! The main thing being the use of the word ‘Ricardus’ I starting thinking when is the earliest the name of Richard being used in an historical context! It never struck me as being a particularly old name! Maybe 900 years or so, early English monarchs like ‘Richard the Lionheart’, etc but nothing earlier.
On doing a bit of research i stumbled upon a site that gave meanings to names…….yes yes I know what you are thinking…here we go again! So maybe this would answer my question……it didn’t!!!
So I typed in Jacob! (I’m sure you could see it coming!) but, what I certainly did not see coming was that one of the meanings was ‘Held by the heel’ yes! ‘HEEL‘…..like the bit of the statue he lives in!
Now I have nothing really to add to this! But just to say that Jacob could be a description of the man/thing! And not his actual name in the conventional sense! This is after all how names arose in the first place! ‘underhill’ ‘Smith’ ‘Carpenter’ ‘Fletcher’ so why not a first name! So he could be absolutely ancient!!!