what determines the name...?

@BYOLA2871 (4373)
South Africa
April 15, 2008 10:18am CST
in my culture a lot of things are considered in giving a name to a new child.Some consider the circumstances that lead to the birth or what happenend during the pregnancy period,some give names that relate to if the father or the mother was on a journey at the time of birth and so many other things,some consider the family lineage.Does this also happen in your own culture?what is considered in naming a child in your culture?
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@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
15 Apr 08
yea, its true, in our Country particularly in a simple place where I grew! people try to give name to a child with any saint's name believing that when the time he/she will die, there is a saint that will meet him/her wherever he/she goes! My grandma tries to put Maria after the chosen name my mom and dad got for me, but when I started my college, we found out that in my original BC there is no MAria only in baptismal, so we need to drop it since its not valid!
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• United States
15 Apr 08
ohhhh! another learning in addition to what I heared from my folks! actually, thats what my grandma use to say but I do know if where she was getting those, maybe from ancestors too! anyway, thanks and have a great day!
@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
16 Apr 08
well i am hearing this for the first time and i am sure learning ,may be i should put some name that will make some saints follow me wherever i go,well its a good i dea but is it really true?
• United States
17 Apr 08
I don't know really, anyway, we will lose nothing if we believe but I guess faith works best!Im sure we have or we don't have those name,we will just do fine, God will always be with us!
@nice030481 (1108)
• Philippines
17 Apr 08
yes you're right. but in my situation i just give a name for my child from the first letter of my name and my husband name, my son's name combined of two name with initial of A and C.
@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
17 Apr 08
hey nice030481,thanks for that useful piece maybe i can just give this one a short when i have a new baby but i wonder if i will at least you are reproducing your names in a creative way.you didnt tell me the name of the kid remember?
• Philippines
18 Apr 08
the name of my son is Airron Carl, A comes from the first letter of his Father Arthur and C from my name Ceniza. when i deliver my second baby and if it is a girl i would like to give him a name of Airra Claire, but if it is still a boy, i dont know yet what name i will give.
@olivemai (4738)
• United States
15 Apr 08
In my culture, if I say American culture, it has become custom to name the baby what ever you want! Traditionally, family lineage was considered and honored, but there are fewer babies per family now, and whatever the birth parents wish, becomes the name of the baby!
@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
16 Apr 08
true many families are having less babies now,i think many do that because of the expenses involved in raising kids,its a good thing to choose the right kind of name for a baby,i personally selected the name of my kids giving consideration to if they will like to use those names for aka amongst their friends so that it will be easier to use their names than get up to using some terrible aliases
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
16 Apr 08
I know that is what nicknames are for! if the person does not fit their name or like it at all, they can legally change their name!
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
4 Sep 08
In our family, in the U.S., we usually name our children after ourselves, mother or father or grandparents. We also give our children our own last name in most cases. Sometimes we choose a name for our child just because we like the name.
@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
5 Sep 08
yes i agree with you a lot things do determine the naming of a child but the name must have a meaning
@kezabelle (2985)
16 Apr 08
I live in the UK I dont have any religion or strong beliefs and when we named our daughters we chose names that we liked we didnt choose them because they had any special meaning simply because we liked them and thought they suited our little girls when they were born.
@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
16 Apr 08
ok i understand i guess some other people all over the world are doing that too but maybe there are still cultures that practice naming their kids in response to their traditions and cultures