>From: "Technotranscendence" <email@example.com>
>>Subject: Re: Alice Rosenbloom (was Re: religion bashing?)
>Date: Sat, 23 Oct 1999 08:17:40 -0700
>I believe "Ayn" came from a Swedish author she knew of. Not that that's
>important. I know "Rand" came from a typewriter.
Ayn Rand means "a field of gold," in, I believe, Dutch, and it is my understanding that that is why she chose it.