When I first thought about creating a website devoted to how dreams work for us, the name was an important thing for me to get right. It had to be personally relevant, but not really 'my name' up there. I remembered that once I had a dream in which an Indian teacher whose work I had been reading writes me a letter, calling me 'Jenny'. From that cue, I looked up the meaning of the name. It turns out to be a derivative of 'Guinevere' which carries the meaning 'white wave' or 'white phantom'. It had a nice sound to me, and since the leading factor was given to me in a dream, I thought it was very appropriate. Thus, the name of the website 'White Wave Dreams'. That was all back in 2009 when I was planning and working on the website and design.
More recently, in 2014, I decided to update the site and happened to meet a friend from the dream group whom I had not seen in a long time. After mentioning to her that I wanted to update the site and make it more useful to readers, she told me about the Chinese folk tale called 'White Wave'. The children's book is written by Diane Wolkstein and illustrated by Ed Young. The story tells about a poor farmer who comes upon a beautiful moon snail. He keeps it in his home and realizes that it is the moon goddess, White Wave. He grows in happiness with this moon goddess presence until he becomes too covetous for more. That is when White Wave leaves him to achieve happiness through his losses and struggles in life.
The fact that there was even a story called White Wave, and on top of that, it had to do with a goddess of the moon, ruler of the unconscious, dreams and the imaginal realm, gave me the encouragement to develop the website as a more informative and engaging work.
One charming example of how things come together in synchronistic ways to assist us in our lives!