isaella swan wrote:i don't know if sm thought about the origin of her characters' names, but:
isabella is the italian/spanish form of elisabeth which is hebrew and means "my god is seven" as seven equals perfection u could also translate it as "my god is perfection"
and edward means "shining or sharp sword" or if u take the german form "keeper of the treasure"
perfection and keeper of the treasure fits perfectly doesn't it?!
I believe that i've heard that she originally wrote just using the words Boy and Girl or something like that and then went back and filled in names after she had researched meanings a bit, so the meaning behind the names would be intentional.