Naming my child

Philippines
July 15, 2011 2:40am CST
I have a lot of guilts and fears of being a mom. Another one was added up just a while ago. The guilt of being the one who named my child. My husband's family had this pattern of naming grandchildren by giving them angelic names. They are to be named after the angel of the day that they were born. Unfortunately, my daughter was born on Monday, her cousin is already named Gabriel as the archangel for monday. I chose the name and named her Zophiel. Supposedly, her name is Jophiel but I opt to Zophiel, another name of angel Jophiel - the patron angel for the arts and the angel for beauty. What I did not know is the other meaning of the name Zophiel. Something like associated with the fallen angels but not evil. Per my research on said name, he's one of high angels of God fighting side by side Michael and the one who drove the fallen evil angels down to hell, and guarded them since snd became a spy of God there, which what her name literally means "spy of God". I don'tknow if my child will like the meaning of her name or will she blame me when she grows up. Am I paranoid or just thinking too much for my daughter?
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
16 Jul 11
I would not worry bluangel628. I think that Zophiel is a beautiful name. The patron angel for the arts and the angel for beauty sound lovely and that is the meaning you have for your daughter’s name and any other meaning is not relevant. We all read about different origins for our names and most of the time we have a laugh about it. I would tell her why you named her Zophiel and what it means to you; I’m sure that she will treasure that knowledge.
• Philippines
19 Jul 11
Thank you for responding. I'm a bit worried about things nowadays. I don't know if it's a maternal thing or what. But I really appreciated your views on these. Somehow, from what I've read, it eased a part of me that other people has a broad thoughts on this kind of things. reading all your comments just made my day really. Thank you for responding and happy mylotting!!
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@SIMPLYD (85044)
• Philippines
15 Jul 11
You did what you have to do as the mother of your daughter. You chose a name which to you is beautiful. Its meaning doesn't have to be thought of. It's simply because you like its sound as it is pronounced. Period.
• Philippines
19 Jul 11
I'm very pleased that you think that way. People I consulted with my friends and family thought otherwise. Somehow, meaning matters to them. It does too for me and for sometime it depresses me and anxiety just crawls in. When I opened mylot today, I didn't expect these kind of views from others. I'm happy, relieved and somehow my self esteem replemished. Thank you for responding and happy mylotting.