How did you choose your children names?

@rodveiga (335)
Portugal
January 9, 2009 7:50am CST
It was after someone in your family? some name that marked your childhood? a name you always liked? Have you imposed a name or let someone choose for you? My youngest son's name was my choice but the oldest was my husband's choice. I chose Gabriel for my little one because it is the name of an archangel and it's a name I always liked, all my life. Tell me about your choices, too.
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@agrant10 (1446)
• United States
9 Jan 09
My 2 boys have bibicial names. I wanted to name my son after my spouse, but he already had a JR. So that was out. My spouse wanted to name him Ammon a name out of the bible. Then I began to read about what Ammon did to his step-sister so that was out. Then I came across the name Joshua and of course I read about him and I fell in love with the name and what it stood for. So, we both agreed on Joshua and he has has my husbands first name as his middle name. After my first son was born I decided to stick with the J's. I named my second son after his uncle and also Joseph in the bible. So, I said ok I have the leader and now I have the wise ruler. My third child was a girl and I named her Jessica after my mom.
@rodveiga (335)
• Portugal
9 Jan 09
You have 2 boys and a girl. so lucky... me too, but God took my princess, 5 years ago... Daniel and Gabriel are biblical names too, and my oldest is Daniel José (portuguese for Joseph). My husband is Daniel too like his father. So, my son is Daniel the third, lol. The little one is Gabriel Alexandre (Alexander). Here, in Portugal, is usual to give two or three names to babies. I loved the names you choose. Have a wonderful day and thanks for your reply. May God protect you and your loved ones.
@agrant10 (1446)
• United States
9 Jan 09
It sounds like you have an awesome family too. I'm glad you were blessed with a III. May He keep and protect you and your family also.
@rodveiga (335)
• Portugal
20 Jan 09
Thank you, God bless you and the ones you love, too.
@GADHISUNU (2163)
• India
18 Jan 09
I have two children- a son and a daughter. My son's name was a choice made by my wife when she was a maiden. She had read this novel by Herman Hesse-Siddhartha. That became my son's name. I had made it a principle while naming our children - boys' names shall come from of the Thousand names of Vishnu, and girls' from the Thousand names of Lalita (the Shakti- the Primordial Power. Since my wife's choice of name for my son happened to be in keeping with this principle - though her own choice was not made on that basis as I have written above! Siddhartha is also a name of Vishnu. When we came to my daughter's name my wife had one in mind that would sound Buddhist though it was possible to derive a universal meaning for it. Hence my daughter as a child was asked to pick up a name from, among several acceptable. She picked her name herself as an infant.Since an infant of days old would not really "pick" the name she "tripped" out by swinging about her tiny fist was considered her choice- Ananya - a pronoun meaning "having none other(in feminine gender)". So, that became her name.
@rodveiga (335)
• Portugal
20 Jan 09
Well, I have to say that, if in Portugal we could give any name to our children, my oldest son would be Siddartha, too. I love that book, and admire the meaning of that name. Unfortunately, we can't give any names that are not portuguese, so... Your daughter's name is wonderful, too. I didn't know the meaning of Ananya. And the manner of choosing the name... so cute. Blessings for all of you. Have an wonderful day.
• Philippines
17 Jan 09
the names of my children were coined in a manner wherein their father and i had agreed into. my eldest was named in a way derivative of my mother's name. i wanted the anne and the father added the mary so, we had mary anne. then the son followed. this time, the father wanted it to be a junior for a name. i objected. there are so many names in this world, why can't we give him one of his own? since he wanted the roger there in the least, mark was added to pacify me. so he became mark rodger. the youngest is another son. the father has prepared quite a beautiful but long name. i didn't approve of it. it will be a difficult one for a child to be writing that long name early in school. we settled for darwin. i murmured that he will be giving me all the winnings that i will be needing in this life. and that did it.
@rodveiga (335)
• Portugal
20 Jan 09
So, you have one girl and two boys, quite a bunch, lol How old are they? My two boys are 7 and 4 yo. They play together but, sometimes, they almost hate each other... I don't know if it is normal. I had a sister and you didn't fight so much. Maybe because we're girls, I don't know. My boys are so much alike and, at same time, so different...
@chel2004 (63)
• Philippines
12 Jan 09
Hi rodveiga! I have four kids,my eldest daughter's name is a combination of my husband and my name,my first son is our junior, our second son,s name I derived it from a one of the worlds greatest author and the youngest kid I got her name from a Hindu book. Our children's name was all my choice.They all love their name for all sounds so unique.
@rodveiga (335)
• Portugal
15 Jan 09
Hi I'd love to have more than two kids but it costs a lot, in kindergarten, schools, etc... so, we decided to have only two. Here, in Portugal, there's no allowed to have special names to kids, like combination of parents names, or else. There is a list of allowed names and, unless you are not portuguese and can prove that the chosen name is allowed on your country, you must choose one name from the list. I know Brasil has all the freedom to choose names, some other countries have lists of forbidden names... I guess in your country there is more flexibility, isn't it? Have a nice day. Kisses to your kids. God bless you.
• United States
9 Jan 09
My childs name wasn't planned . The whole time I was pregant, the Doctors kept saying that I was having a girl . So a girl's name we picked . We had Christian Noel picked out because she was was due on Christams Eve .. Well baby was born a week before Thanksgiving and to all our surprise , little girl was born a little boy . The doctors said he must have been hiding behind cord . Well we didn't have a boys name picked out . HHHmmmmmm what do we name him ? Well it just so happened when I got back to my room , Someone had turned the T.V on and Growing Pains was on . As I was holding my newborn son , the mother on the show was scolding the son Mike, only she called him out by his whole name "Michael Aaron Seaver". My son smiled his very first smile , to me anyhow, "Nurse said it was gas ". Well anyhow that is how my son got his name , I said if you like that name then that is what your name will be . We named him Michael Aaron , and the name fits him perfect , He is just as mischevious as Michael Aaron Seaver .
@rodveiga (335)
• Portugal
9 Jan 09
ahahah so funny, your Mikey is quite mischievous indeed, hiding his material all that time, lol It's a beautiful name, really. And he can say that was him to choose it...