what is in a name

India
June 14, 2008 9:53am CST
names differ from region to region, lately watching euro 2008 one players turned out to be rat, so y should one take so much effort in naming children, when anything could sound good, if a person called rat sounds decent any name is cool
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@TinaCL (429)
• United States
14 Jun 08
Names make a difference in someone's life. In Germany they have laws against names that would be offense or cause misery in a child's life. In Germany, it's illegal to name your child "Adolf." Just think of the damage it could cause a child named Anita Mann, Holly Wood, or Ima Hogg.
@dfollin (12768)
• United States
15 Jun 08
Wow,I didn't know that.I wish there was laws like that here.You wouldn't believe,some of the kids names in in the United States.
@dfollin (12768)
• United States
14 Jun 08
Some origin's,religions and families believe in different ways for picking a name for your baby.My parents name's started with a "D" and we were named with "D"'s,but not for that reason.It was a coinsindence that the people we were named after also had "D" names.A friend of mine when I was younger and all her brother's were named with initial's "AK",but were all called by their middle nmaes.Some of the children named their children with the same family ritual.I had other friends that were from Poland and the Polish belief was that the children had to have their parents first name's as their kids middle name's.So all the brother's had the same middle name that was their father's first name.As well as all the sister's had the same middle name that was their mother's first name.Some name's,particulary the middle names are family surnames.ther people believe in naming their children after who delivered them,after their parents,after their best friend.Or after someone in the bible.Other's name their first son's after the father and the first daughter after the mother.Other's just pick names they like.Names are getting more unique.The kids are named after their favorite animal,fruit,colors and so on.
@dfollin (12768)
• United States
18 Jun 08
Thank you so much for the best response vote.This discussion was great.I enjoyed telling you about names.My deceised cousin and I used to call each other long distance all the time to tell each other a pretty,strange or ugly name we came across.
@kerriannc (4280)
• Jamaica
14 Jun 08
Even names has a meaning. I don't see rat has a bad name. Maybe the meaning for rat in names is something good. Or because of pronounciation it should as Rat. Remember it is the way you pronounce a name that draws the attention.
• China
14 Jun 08
agree with you.in china it's most important things to give a name when a baby was born,a good name means much,sth like a better life/job/marriage etc,this year so many babies were named 'olympic' in china.
@kameleen (151)
• Belgium
14 Jun 08
what's in a name... that what we call a rose, will still smell as good with any other name. :p Naming is indeed a bit subjective. No matter what name you gave to your children, it is up to them to make that name mean something. And Rat... well, sounds like a nice name :) , bit strange, but whatever, Wolf is also a name.