Sunday, 13 November 2011

The name "Galapril"

"Blue Lips" by Galapril. June 2010

So this is a question people ask me over and over again, and I remembered I once posted this very thorough answer to the question "What does "Galapril" means?" Hope this helps!

Galapril has actually a lot of meanings to me. First off it should be seperated between Gal and April. Gal is short for Galathea. One of my favorite girlsnames. It is ancient Greek and means "she who is milk-white". The name was seen in classical myths - Pygmalion, Leucippus and Ovid's Acis and Galatea where Galatea is a seanymph that loves Acis. Galathea is a common metaphor for a statue that has come to life, after the statue of Pygmalion. Galathea is also the name of a ship, which was part of Danish expeditions in the name of science throughout the world.Galathea is also a genera of squat lobsters :D

April is a name I use very often. It is not my legitimate name, even though I've considered changing it. I'm born in April I love the month of April, but the name is primarily inspired by a danish song called "jeg vælger mig april" - "I choose April". I've translated it before on the blog. My mother's mother's favorite month was April, and she meant a lot to me. She always talked about the beauty of April. Last "gal" means "mad" or "crazy" in Danish, but can of course also be seen as "gal"="girl/woman". Gal is also a hebrew name meaning "wave" or "sea". April is an English name, originated in Latin from "Aperire" which means "to open" referring to the opening of flowers - blossoming.

So! There is a lot of meaning to it! :D


  1. Beautiful picture!!! :)

  2. Wow, poetic. I'm following your deviantart and blog and nonstop thought about the meaning of your name :) thanks!

  3. Thanks to you I've got dreads now.
    So.. THANK YOU!

  4. Original.
    Very original.

  5. Du sa i en video en gang at du ikke vasker dine dreads, vil det si at du _aldri_ vasker dem?
    Holder du de rene på andre måter? Jeg skal få dreads selv snart, og er redd for at de skal begynne å lukte...
    (Håper du forstår norsk!)

  6. Og en ting til! Hva gjør du når de vokser ut? Hvordan dreader du de for at de skal bli hele igjen? Tar du bare i rubberbands?

  7. Quick question. did you often palm roll? Your early locks look really neat. (literally)

  8. Hej. Jag tror att du skulle gilla de här bilden:

    Bara ett litet tips :)

  9. You say: Please, if you find any, be nice and report them and/or contact me.
    But How can i contact you :D you do not answer my mails.
    Greetings Ida

  10. Love your dreads, got my own since october :)

  11. Jeg vil også rigtig, rigtig gerne i kontakt med dig, fordi jeg vil tilbyde dig noget betalt modelarbejde.
    Sikke en spændende etymologi af dit navn, all this beauty and brains too ;)
    Min email er
    KH Thea

  12. Dear Galapril... I never considered myself the blog following type until I found yours. I love the beauty you bring to it!
    I also love the meanings within words. I'm excited to hear there are so very many fitting ones inside yours... Ella :)

  13. Hello galapril iv been following your blog for a while ever since I was considdering dreads and from a video of you on YouTube I found your blog, I feel a special resonance with the way you express yourself, and I wish to thank you for sharing it. :-) also I love your explanation of your name, it made me smile to see somebody choose a name with personal meaning to themselves. Peace!

  14. Your eyes look like little planets