If you are able to choose your name what is your choice and why?

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  1. alexandriaruthk profile image76
    alexandriaruthkposted 5 years ago

    If you are able to choose your name what is your choice and why?

    I have a favorite name and it is Lyera Sophie. Lyera like the star in the Northern constellation, and Sophie sounds so nice.

  2. ChristinS profile image94
    ChristinSposted 5 years ago

    I used to dislike my name a lot when I was younger.  I wished I had something more original or unique, but now I identify with my name and it isn't so bad.  I think we kind of grow into ourselves as we age, and attaching to our name is a part of that. 

    If I would have had a girl the name I chose to give her was "Aiyana"(pronounced "eye ana")  which means forever blossoming.  I think it's a beautiful name and meaning.  It's unique enough that no everyone would have that name, but not so unique that it would be ridiculed or anything. 

    I love unique names - but I also know that the uniqueness to value is more about the person than the name itself smile After all, there was one place I worked where there were 7 different women named "Chris" in one form or another - it got very confusing lol.

    1. alexandriaruthk profile image76
      alexandriaruthkposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Aiyana sounds nice! I love it!

  3. SidKemp profile image92
    SidKempposted 5 years ago

    Actually, my very first hub, written a year ago, is on this very topic. In it, I talked about the power of giving ourselves a name, or receiving a spiritual name and using it. I have received four spiritual names, and my favorite is Heart of the Heart, Tam Tam in Vietnamese.

    My wife and I considered changing to the new last name Wordsmith when we got married 28 years ago, but we didn't. When I wrote the article, I reaffirmed that I am a Wordsmith, and I've written over a hundred articles here on HubPages since.

    You can see the original hub at http://sidkemp.hubpages.com/hub/The-Power-of-a-Name .

    And - you'll like this, Lyera Sophie - my wife has chosen Sophie as a pen name. It's Greek for Wisdom, and it reflects her religious and spiritual scholarship that brings together people of many cultures in greater understanding.

    1. alexandriaruthk profile image76
      alexandriaruthkposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for that info about Sophie, cool. Anybody in your fam is Vietnamese? Tam Tam is awesome. I have a Vietnamese friend, she has three letters in her name, the first and last names. I'll visit your hub later! wink

    2. SidKemp profile image92
      SidKempposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Lyera - No, no one in my family is Vietnamese; my Vietnamese name is the result of one of my Buddhist ordinations, from Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh.

  4. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    Kate. I have no idea why but Kate is my favorite name, has been for decades. Turns out (coincidentally) it is also the name of my first grandchild.

    1. alexandriaruthk profile image76
      alexandriaruthkposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Congrats duffsmom, for a nice name for your granddaughter.

  5. Disappearinghead profile image76
    Disappearingheadposted 5 years ago

    My name is Kevin which is apparently derived from an Irish Gaelic name meaning handsome at birth. Well what can I say? I look in the mirror and the name just fits.

    I have noticed over the years that 95% of 'Dave's I've met are fat. smile

    1. alexandriaruthk profile image76
      alexandriaruthkposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hmmmm, I bet you are handsome, nice name Kevin.

  6. celafoe profile image57
    celafoeposted 5 years ago

    My name is perfect for me, I have always liked it and would not want a different one
    charles

    1. alexandriaruthk profile image76
      alexandriaruthkposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Is it a variation of Charlie? Thanks.

  7. winjoy profile image60
    winjoyposted 5 years ago

    My choice would be Sizwe Sililo because it is easy to pronounce instead of my real African name which is Sizwe Hlanguza.

  8. wqaindia profile image45
    wqaindiaposted 5 years ago

    My name is Ashok which has a literary meaning in Hindi. Ashok means the person who never mourns (जिसको कभी शोक ना हो) and is named after great emperor Ashoka the Great. I am happy with my name.

    1. alexandriaruthk profile image76
      alexandriaruthkposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That is a unique name too. Thanks.

  9. Radical Rog profile image77
    Radical Rogposted 5 years ago

    Sophie - from the Greek 'Sophia' meaning wisdom. In the ancient world, the principle behind choosing or giving a name was that this name had meaning. In some cases this denoted a physical characteristic, in others something to do with personality. Aspects of family or place of birth were sometimes added, or some other specific, so Lyera Sophie could mean 'Wisdom from the star in the northern constellation.'
    Now, when names are given with less consideration to these meanings, some argue that the individual takes on the characteristic denoted by their name, or maybe there is some higher spiritual influence at work when the name is chosen.
    The original meaning of Alexander and its variations, is 'Defender of Men.' The Russian form is Sasha. So how does that fit?

  10. Vacation Trip profile image68
    Vacation Tripposted 5 years ago

    My name is Susan and i love it alot. Would not go for any other name.

    1. alexandriaruthk profile image76
      alexandriaruthkposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      There are other forms of Susan like Suzanne. Thanks for commenting.

  11. WalterPoon profile image77
    WalterPoonposted 5 years ago

    A rose by any name is still a rose. I don't like my name but I don't want to change it either because that is the name my father chose for me. But I use "Walter" in the internet because Chinese names are usually hard for many non-Chinese to remember. People find it hard to remember you, you get less traffic, that's it! LOL. In real life, everyone calls me "Poon", my family name.

    1. alexandriaruthk profile image76
      alexandriaruthkposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That is interesting Walter, thank you.

  12. Barine Sambaris profile image75
    Barine Sambarisposted 5 years ago

    I would choose the name i currently have - Barinedum, i think it was meant just for me.

    1. alexandriaruthk profile image76
      alexandriaruthkposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      What is its meaning, do you know? Thanks.

    2. Barine Sambaris profile image75
      Barine Sambarisposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      It means 'God's Gift of life'. It's a Khana name from the Ogonis in Nigeria

 
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