What's In A Name: Loial
Shortly after settling in at the Queen's Blessing, Rand (almost quite literally) bumps into the Ogier, Loial. At this point, little is known about the Ogier. They have a fondness for trees and all things that grow and they work wonders with stone carving. More interesting, perhaps, is the pronunciation of this particular Ogier's name: LOY-ahl. Identical to loyal. At this meeting, it's unclear how this Ogier was named, but he immediately expresses an interest in joining Rand in his travels:
The Ogier was a comforting presence. Maybe he was young as Ogier reckoned age, but he seemed as unflappable as a rock, just like Tam. And Loial had been all of those places , and knew about others.
The Eye of the World, p. 467
Note: This is an extremely short post. The effort today is focusing on keeping the habit alive, even when life gets in the way.