How do you name your child

Colyn - My first daughter
Philippines
July 8, 2010 10:27pm CST
If you have a child how do you give name to them or where do you get a name for them, is it from you favorite actor, author, athlete, or from a name of your relatives? For me I always like to give names from a combination of my name and the name of my wife, just like what we give to our daughter we named her CoLyn.
3 responses
@durgabala (1362)
• India
9 Jul 10
Hi, here in India , most of the Hindus name the child after their family god. we pick up starting letters from the zodiac sign the child is born.
• Philippines
9 Jul 10
so you mean most of the people there in India that has the same zodiac sign has the same first letter of their name?
@durgabala (1362)
• India
9 Jul 10
no no, the starting letters will be like this.....if the letter is ka...then the variations will be ...ki, ke, kaa, ko ...etc. one zodiac sign will have atleast 5 to 6 different letters. it may ma, pa, ka, la ... or ja, nu, ma, ha......etc
• Philippines
9 Jul 10
Ah ok, thanks for the explanation.
@Muteki (114)
• Japan
9 Jul 10
I am black and my wife Japanese, so for my daughter it was a matter of finding a modern african sounding name that can be represented using Japanese characters - Aissa ???
• Philippines
9 Jul 10
Aissa is the name of your child? is it an African or Asian name? Because here in the Philippines there are lots Aissa but mostly only one s Aisa.
@Muteki (114)
• Japan
9 Jul 10
Yes, Aissa is her name. In Africa (maybe some west countries) it means "grateful". It is also a Japanese name and means "The loved one" when read in Japanese characters but has the same sound. Her name is officially registered in Japanese and has a Japanese passport.
@mh76111 (15)
• Vietnam
9 Jul 10
Now, i haven't got baby yet but when i have baby, i or my husband will give their names. i like giving their name from combination of my name and my husband's name too. that name is meaningful.
• Philippines
9 Jul 10
Yes, I agree it's so meaningful to have a name that is a combination of your parents name, my name is a combination of my parents name, that is why I want also my child to have a name that is a combination of my name and my wife's name.