The mountain we call today "Everest" had a name long before Sir George Everest was a gleam in his father's eye. Of course it did! Duh!
According to Wikipedia, the mountain was called, variously: Qomolangma Peak (Tibetan), Mount Sagarmāthā (Nepali), Chajamlangma (Limbu), Zhumulangma Peak (Chinese: Zhūmùlǎngmǎ Fēng) or Mount Chomolangma.
The history of how "Mount Everest" was named is a total and absolute insult to the great Mother Goddess. Anyone with a brain can easily see that in common in all of these names is MA - MOTHER.
Barbara Walker's The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets says:
"Goddess Mother of the Universe," the real name of the world's highest mountain, which westerners renamed Everest after a man. This masculine name was bestowed on the Goddess Mother in 1863 by foreign invaders who preferred to attach patriarchal surnames to everything.(1)
(1) Encyc. Brit., "Everest, Sir George."
More about mountains and the Great Mother tomorrow.