Naming Your Children

United States
February 22, 2007 9:10pm CST
I like to hear where people's names came from. Here are mine: Abigail Wyn: Abigail came from the Bible and Wyn came from my grandmother I never knew whose name was Wynelle. We call her Abigail. Sarah Ansley: Sarah has always been a favorite name of mine. I always said that whatever I used as my child's first name would be what they were called...well Ansley was such a beautiful name too. We call her Ansley. Anna Carol: Anna was one of my husband's favorite names and he wanted another "a" name. Carol is his mother's name...and I chose to use it. We call her Anna Carol. Please share some of your children's names or your own and where they came from...
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@debbrion (22)
• United States
23 Feb 07
Mine really aren't interesting.....it was what we liked. My first is Dylan. We just looked through a baby name booked and liked it. My second is Mason. We looked through the same book to pick out a name. Now, I had a motive on this one though. My middle name is Mae. I want a baby girl, but being my second child, I'm not sure I'm going to have another. I wanted to pass on my middle name because I absolutely love it. Well, Mason for me was another way of getting Mae into my childrens names. Saying "son of Mae" kind of. I know it's weird, but it made me happy and maybe one day my boyz will pass on my middle name for me if I don't have a daughter. Dylan's middle name is my maiden name. My brother is an idiot, to be short, and I wanted my name passed on in the family. Mason's middle name is James which is after Daddy.
• United States
24 Feb 07
I love Dylan and Mason. I like the "son of Mae" idea. Very creative and special. I actually have a nephew named Mason. His name is Mason Thomas. He has red curly hair. My great aunt was named Mae. You don't hear that one much. She was my favorite aunt too. I have an idiot brother myself.
@anij34 (317)
• United States
23 Feb 07
My daughters name is Allyson Kayla. I wanted to name her Allyson Kaitlyn but my 1st husband wanted Kayla so we used it, but I am now divorced and my 2nd husband is adopting my daughter. My daughter is asking to change her middle name to Kaitlyn. I will consider letting her do it. When my mother remarried and my stepdad adopted me they gave me the option to change my middle name and I chose to keep my middle name but my brother changed his. Allyson is named after her Great Great Grandmother Alyce, who she met several times before she passed passed away at age 90.
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• United States
23 Feb 07
One of the names we considered was Allyson with the same spelling. That name is so sweet. I like Kayla and Kaitlyn. I think that is a wonderful way to honor her great, great grandmother and a name she will always treasure. Thanks for sharing.
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@gigisexy (220)
• Philippines
23 Feb 07
I had my first baby girl named after one of the beauty pageant Miss universe candidate from Korea.Her name was Lee-Ann yu,i thought it is quite different so i named her the same Lee- Ann.The second one i got it from the Bus name it was on our front and i happen to glance it and for me to think i like that name ..Shellah my hubby get's very upset knowing it was a girls name coz she likes to have a baby boy...Third daughter= before i got her my hubby was working in middle east and i kinda like this Jordanian name Hannah.So when we got her i named her Maria Hannah but w/ antonette as second name ..i took Antonette from my father in laws name (Antonio).Blessed me i have 3 girls!!!!
• United States
23 Feb 07
What an interesting way to name your kids! I'm partial to Hannah myself because my niece is Hannah Gracelyn. We call her Graceybug. Looks like we were both blessed with three girls and we have closed up shop on that.
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@Monkeymia (206)
• Australia
23 Feb 07
My little girls name is Lillianlee Louise. Lillian is after my maternal (foster) grandmother that raised my mum. Lee is after my mother-in-law. Louise is my mums middle name. We have also chosen Lorcan Roy for a boy. Lorcan is Irish and Roy is after my grandfather. Lucianna Grace for a girl, only becasueI love the name Lucy and Anna.
• United States
23 Feb 07
I love your little girl's name and the sentimental background too. I'm very sentimental. I have never heard the name Lorcan but I like it. Now Lucianna Grace is a gorgeous name. I love how you combine names for the first name. I know your families were and are excited about those names.
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• Philippines
23 Feb 07
i have nieces who has beautiful names like: caressa camille caressa means loving touch and camille was given by her mom lara krizel lara is from me and krizel is from her father andrea ella kristine-chosen by her grandmom
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• United States
23 Feb 07
Those really are beautiful names. I love Caressa...loving touch. I like unique names like that. I also like how you came up with lara krizel. Thank you for sharing.
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@Piratesware (2893)
• Indonesia
24 Feb 07
well Nisa is name of rose in java
• United States
25 Feb 07
Nisa is very close to Lisa which is my name. I love it. It's very pretty.
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• United States
24 Feb 07
For my children I have family names and comic book names to use: For Boys: Andrew David Kyle Rayner Henry Logan Robert Warren Peter Kurt Wisdom Frederick Ernest John Marcus Kane James For Girls: Katherine Lousie Katrina Marie Anakailea Maria Evelynn Margaret Jean Elizabeth Rebecca Anne Rachel Leigh Zoey Patricia
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• United States
25 Feb 07
Wow, you are really prepared... I'm going to tell you some of my favorites. For boys: Henry Logan and John Marcus For girls: Katrina Marie and Anakailea Maria and Rebecca Anne and Rachel Leigh
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@sidoney (1033)
• Jamaica
24 Feb 07
well my name sidoney said to mean the covering of christ and my son nabe I choice because I like the sound Kelvin it means from a narrow river but I plan to build a name for my next child if its a girl Klarina or Kajema pronounced (ca-gee-ma)
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• United States
25 Feb 07
I have never heard of Sidoney. I think it's very pretty. I also think your next child will love either of those names.
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• United States
23 Feb 07
I have three boys Jarvis, Joshua, and Marcus. Jarvis was a name I always liked, Joshua came from the bible, and Marcus came from his father.
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• United States
25 Feb 07
Those are all great reasons for the names you have chosen. I've always liked Joshua.
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• Nigeria
23 Feb 07
Everyone has their own opinion about things even thoughther are not always right. This is your child chose the name that will reflect them as well as you and your husband for great parenting and name picking!! so don't go off of what everybody else says just do you.. Look, just do what feels right. Kids get teased for everything these days. As long as the name has a meaning to you, and you let the child know that, it's fine. They may dislike it when they're young, but they'll grow into it. Don't worry what other people say. Be proud of the name you've chosen and go with it.
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• United States
25 Feb 07
I completely agree with you. Even though right now we call my youngest Anna Carol, when she starts preschool we will let her choose either Anna or Anna Carol. She's a smart little girl and will be able to understand that. Thank you for your opinion and advice.
@Bee1955 (3886)
• United States
23 Feb 07
I was named after a recently deceased Great-Aunt before I was born. Her name was Basimah which is Turkish/arabic for "Always Smiling". It turns out they were right because I tend to smile alot. My middle name is Catrine which is my great - grandmother (my father's grandmother)'s middle name. Its means "royal", so I am a royal smiler! :D My daughter is name Alicia Catherine - Alicia was named after her father's grandmother and Catherine was expanded from my middle name.
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• United States
25 Feb 07
Another traditionalist. I really enjoy seeing the backgrounds of names. I like the "royal smiler." And using family for your daughter's name as well.
• India
23 Feb 07
mine ajai meaning victory
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• United States
25 Feb 07
That's a good meaning for any name. I like it. Thanks for sharing.
• Philippines
23 Feb 07
My first name which is Ginelee is a combination of my Dad's and my mom's name. My second name which is Michelle is derived from St. Michael because I was born on the feast of St. Michael. My third name which is Marie came from My father's ancestral names. In their family, usually, if it's a girl, there is a Marie on the name and if it's a boy, they put Ma. on it; it's a short spelling for Maria. That is why my Dad's and my brother's name has Ma. on their names. Like my brother, it's Gibyrlu Ma. and then our last name. :) Cool, isn't it?
• United States
25 Feb 07
It really is cool. If you don't mind my asking, is this cultural or what? I'm just curious because that is such a unique way of naming children, but I like that.
@MakDomMom (1474)
• United States
23 Feb 07
I have a girl and boy. We chose their names because we just liked the sound of them and no one in our family had the name. The middle name is chosen because it is found in the bible (family tradition on my husbands side) Makayla Eve - Makayla means Who is Like God, Eve means Life Dominic Aaron - Dominic means belonging to God, Aaron means enlightened
• United States
25 Feb 07
I love Makayla Eve. Eve is a name you rarely see anymore and it is so simple and pretty. Dominic Aaron is a good strong name. I love the meanings behind both of them.
@mangjr (22)
• Philippines
23 Feb 07
If the time comes and i have to pick the names of my children, i would like it to be unique and out of the world at not embarassing at the same time. Maybe i'll try "hologikok" isn't it nice? just kidding,... Maybe "frenshine" (fresh, friendly, shining)
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• United States
25 Feb 07
I much prefer Frenshine. That would be unique and meaningful at the same time.
• India
23 Feb 07
all our names are from our god's names or direved from them i found very interesting when met the people with that kind of names,as the words says "the first impression is the best impression ",we primarily get a gud impression if found a man with the a lord's name.
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• United States
25 Feb 07
That is a very good reason to use in naming your children. You're right, you can't go wrong with the Lord's name.
@shifsha (22)
• Singapore
23 Feb 07
all our names has arabic meanings.
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• United States
24 Feb 07
I'll bet all the names are really pretty too.
@jillbeth (2711)
• United States
25 Feb 07
My son Jesse's name came from the Carly Simon song by that name that was popular at the time I was pregnant (1981). His middle name, Allen, is his father's middle name. My oldest stepdaughter was named for her paternal grandmother, Laura. My other two stepchildren, Jamie and Daniel, I couldn't tell ya! My ID name, Jillbeth, is a pet name my mom had for me, from my first and middle names, Jill Elizabeth.
• United States
25 Feb 07
I remember that song very well. I graduated from high school in 1985. That was a great song and a great name. I love your mother's pet name for you. It's a very beautiful name.
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@jillbeth (2711)
• United States
25 Feb 07
Yeah, I could always tell if she was happy with me or angry by which name she used: Happy: Jillbeth Angry: Jill ELIZABETH!!!
@JuliaPan (564)
• Canada
25 Feb 07
My son's name is Max. We live in Israel, but want to move to Canada. So we wanted something international, but at the same time wanted that it sounded well in Russian too, because we have many relatives and friends in Russia and the Ukraine. So I call my son Maxim (it's a Russian name), and in Canada he will be just Max. I like this name more and more also because "maxim" in Hebrew means "cute". And he is! :)
• United States
27 Feb 07
This is the second Maxim in this discussion. It sounds like a strong man's name...a cute strong man's name. Thanks.
@goowter (51)
• United States
24 Feb 07
Abigail is such a beautiful name. We were just tasked with naming our second child (due in May). We are going to name her Ariana Mae, and probably call her Ari for short. Our first child, also a girl, we named Kyla Marie. My wife just came to me one day and said, "Her name is going to be Kyla, you can choose the middle name." Since I was having a little indecision in naming her anyway, I was perfectly fine with her decision. We wanted her to have my initials so I chose Marie, because it reminded me of just a sweet person. As for Ariana, well I was given the opportunity to name her and I have always loved girls names that start with 'A'. Antonia, Ariana, Anastasia, and even Abigail all just sound so beautiful. When I hear Ariana I just think of a beautiful little princess. She is going to be a daddy's girl. Anyway, my wife chose Mae as her middle name leaving us all with a middle initial of 'M'. She was really hoping to name her with her initials, JMB, but we just couldn't find a 'J' name that worked well with our last name that we also liked. Anyway, that's our story. I also love to hear these stories, so keep 'em coming.
• United States
25 Feb 07
Thank you. I love Abigail. Ariana Mae is so pretty. One other person in this discussion has the name Mae. There are a lot of Marie's in here. I really like Kyla Marie. I agree that Ariana sounds just like a princess. I like the way your names were chosen. My second daughter was supposed to be Ansley Michelle. As I said in one of my responses, my husband wanted her middle name to be my middle name. It made sense especially because I wanted to call her by her first name. But I was never happy with that name. So around 2:00 a.m. about an hour before she was born, I told my husband her name was going to be Sarah Ansley. Thanks for sharing yours.