How did you choose the name of your child?
What factors did you consider?
My husband saw the back of our newborn son's head, which resembled his father. So, we have decided to name him after his grand dad, and his dad was also named after him. Also, I liked the nickname, 'Nicky"! Unfortunately, my father-in-law is no longer with us. He went to be with God about six years ago.
Both my children have a combination of Persian and English/celtic names to reflect their family backgrounds. We chose names we liked as well as their meaning and easy pronounciation and spelling in both western and eastern cultures.
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When I was expecting, we had chosen our boy names--after my grandfather and my husband's father. But we hadn't settled on a girl name. I had a long list of names that I liked, but my husband hadn't agreed to a single one wholeheartedly, and he was convinced we were having a boy, so he didn't choose a girl name that he liked either.
One night we were watching television, and suddenly this name just popped into my head. It was an old-fashioned name that I liked, but hadn't really thought about for a long time.
I had always liked it since I was a little girl. I said " I want to name her 'D-----" . He thought about it two minutes, then agreed. Three minutes later, He picked the middle name, Renee, and I was thrilled because it is a family name on my side, and was supposed to be my name. He didn't even know.
Its strange, because all the names I like are either English, Irish or Hebrew, (to celebrate heritage) but we ended up with a Greek name, and have never regretted it.
For my children, I used names that both my husband and I loved and agreed on. They had to sound good with our last name and their initials couldn't be made into something that they would be made fun of in school.
Interesting question, my husband and I were riding in the car and a Whitney Houston song came on and I said "THAT'S IT!" and so her name is Whitney.
my mom insisted that my daughter to be called the name that she intended to name me but my dad had his own idea. So, i name my daughter after her desired name. Same goes with my son.
I considered factors like when he would be an adult and and the level of masculinity behind the name. I chose the name because it is very diverse and a strong manly name. A woman I was working with mentioned a guy that she had dated in the past, and that was his name.
I have five kids, therefore I have five different stories.
First, we've got the name from a book that listed thousands of baby names which means 'rich and bright'.
Second, I have given the first name and the other came from the bible which is my husband's idea.
Third, is from the bible which was carefully chosen by my husband .
Fourth, is the combination of our initials.
Fifth, the name came from his late grandfather.
Our oldest boy was named after my dad, whom we both adored. He was a special man. His middle name was also my dad's brother's name, and out of the Bible.
Our second son was named as we were coming out of delivery. We had no idea and finally just decided to name him when we saw him. It is David Nathan, out of the Bible. King David was kept on the straight by Nathan the priest. They were always getting into arguments and Nathan would win. Our son is his own worst enemy.
Our daughter is named after my mom, my husband is big on things like that. Her middle name is Anne, which I have always liked. It sounds good with the rest.
This question of course reminds me of the ancient Native American tradition of naming children after the first thing the husband sees after the birth of his child.
When asked by his grandchild how Native Americans get their names, an old chief responds by telling his grandchild that . . .
"The father looks outside the teepee right after the birth and the first thing he sees will be the name of the child, why do you ask 'two dogs fu@#$*&'?
I tried my best to think of names there was few of. I mean how many Linda's did you go to school with or Bobby's? For my son I chose Brian and well so did everyone else so that wasn't so good. For my daughter though I chose Jill, and that seemed to work out pretty good. She never met up with another that I know of. I sure didn't.
My oldest daughter - My husband and I waited until we were five years into the marriage. We wanted to wait until we were ready to have children. One day, we were introduced to a friend whose teenage daughter was beautiful. She had a name that was the most beautiful sound to my ears. I had never heard that name before that day. When we got home, I told my husband that if we ever have a girl, I would love to give her that name. So, a year later, we had a girl and named her that name.
My youngest daughter - Born three years later. I was sitting on the couch watching a toothpaste commercial. The female character was really cute and had a cute name that I had never heard before. Thankfully, the name was spelled out in a caption on the screen or I would not have known how to spell it. I told my husband that if we have a girl, I wanted to give her that name. That night I went into labor. My daughter was born, and of course, we already knew what her name would be.
We knew we were having two babies and wanted to find two names that went well together, without being too cutesy. At first, my husband was convinced we would have two boys and his ideal names were "Cash" and "Rango." Thankfully, God gave us girls. I started brainstorming once we knew we were having girls.
We bought a book at a second hand store that had a lot of random, rarely used names. It was fun to browse through, but the names were crazy. My dad was actually the one who found our first baby name--Jasmine. He saw it in the random book and he liked it. The more he said it to us, the more we liked it. I already liked the name Lily, so we decided we could have two flowers. We thought having the flower link would be cute, without being overbearing--not everyone makes the connection.
For the middle names, we decided to use family names. At first, we were going to use my sister's name with Jasmine and a random name with Lily. But after additional ultrasounds, it started to look like Lily was taking after my sister in a lot of ways--so we switched it up. Lily has my sister's name as her middle name (and it was good choice, she often reminds me of my sister). And Jasmine has her great grandmother/great aunt's name as her middle name. One name for each side of the family.
I named him after his father. He always wanted it that way so I said if it's a boy no problem and it was a boy.
The names of all of our daughters came from our family tree. We chose them both because we liked the names and because they reminded us of someone we loved!
My son's name was inspired by Steve Allen. It isn't Stephen, but Steve with Allen, not Alan as his middle name.
My daughter's first name was for her paternal grandmother, Mary. Her middle name, which has always been the one used, was a combination of her father's name, Dannie, and my middle name, Anna. Had thought about making it D'Ann, which would give both our names equal visual precedence; but decided it would simply be Diane, same as D'Ann would have been pronounced, without the theatrics, and to save her endless explanations in school and beyond. Her dad always had to argue that his name wasn't Daniel and that his middle initial had no period. Her brother did have the problem of defending his right not to be Stephen Alan!
She later changed the spelling of hers to Dyane, showing she was unafraid of being out of step! :-)
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All from the TV guide. Seems strange but that is what we did and at the time we named them in our town there no children with their names.
I figured since it was a daughter I'm naming and not a son I couldn't use my name due to me being the father. My naming logic then became the letter count of both the first and middle names. I have 7 letters in my first name and 4 in my middle name so I wanted to give my child a 4 letter first name and 7 letter middle name. Sharing the last name we both have the same character count in our full names. This really made choosing a name easier as it narrowed down the choices a lot. We, quickly, ended up with Jayd Ana-Lyse.
...and I don't count the hyphen in the letter count even though it is a legal character so it does not throw my logic off.
Ohhh, it was so difficult. Before I have found out if it was a girl or boy, I had a lot of names for a girl and no name for a boy. A few weeks later, the doctor said: It's a boy. We still had no name for him. I could not decide until two months before his birth.
Our choice: Luca.
Funny is that my mother-in-law proposed several boy names. I've turned down all. None seemed to fit. A month after Luca was born I found in a magazine a piece of paper with 10 or 12 boy names. Who do you think was on top of the list? "Luca", obviously
We had problems naming our kids. The first one didn't have a name for 10 days! We just went around calling him baby. We ended up naming him after a dear friend that passed away. The second one was not named for 3 days! We ended up naming her after her father. The last time I was pregnant, I said we must name this child by the first day! That child was named after my favorite opera.
I don't have children myself, but I was named after my father. His name is Victor Andrew and mine is Victoria Anne. If I had been a boy I would have been Andrew. Since I was his only child and he didn't plan on having more I guess he wanted me to have his name.
A story I always thought was cute - when my best friend was 5 and her mother was pregnant with her little sister they let her pick the name out of a few they had narrowed it to.
There was a little girl in our neighborhood and her name was Robin.
For some reason that just seemed to fit her especially since she was born on the first day of Winter.
So I suppose that's why I chose that name for my first daughter.
By birth time, Day and by Star we can choose our baby name
I wanted to chose names that where unusual but not odd or going to stand out too much. I liked Jacob and Joshua for my boys but their dad didn't and they are called Andrew and Jack. My daughter's name is Emily.
I named my children after my Grandfather and Mother, because they meant the world to me and I wanted my children to know that they were special. Both were unusual names not used often and I like that too.
by lee custodio 9 years ago
Who are you named after, and what is the significance behind your name?
by Michael Kromwyk 9 years ago
Planning to have children? What would you call them?Have children what did you call them and why?We have Samuel and named him from the bible as his mother, Hannah was thought to be barren. This fitted us as Sam is an IVF baby.Our second child is named Zoe, mainly because I really liked the name and...
by Gordon Hamilton 10 years ago
This is just a curiosity and a bit of fun. Obviously, a great many of us were named after parents or grandparents - but some of us weren't...I am the eldest of the family and one thing my parents were agreed upon is that they were having a son. (No idea why - as technology wasn't available in those...
by Jane Ramona Rynkiewicz Frieman 6 years ago
Inspired by lj_bot on the Live Journal website, I reworded this person's question of "Name That Baby". As a baby you were given a first name most likely by your parents. What name would you have chosen to call yourself? My name Jane was my mother's middle name selected by my father....
by Zia Ahmed 8 years ago
What is most important criteria you will look at while naming your kid?Every one name his offspring, these names varies and criteria also different from region to region, country to country and changes with culture. What is your most important criteria while naming a child.
by Annie 9 years ago
. What does your name say about you?I often wondered if my name was the best choice for me, or maybe my parents should have chosen another name... so wha does your name say about us.
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