Names

@dfollin (14611)
United States
August 26, 2009 4:40pm CST
When you name your kids do you see if there is anyone that is from a country,not so well liked or from a religion that is not yours.Some people,like my grandmother don't like names of dead people.When my sister was born my mom wanted to name her after her friend,Patsy that just passed away.My grandmother thru a fit and would not let her name her Patsy.She figured that the baby would die. Years later after my grandmother passed away I started doing genealogy and found out that my grandmother was named after her father little sister that had passed away when she was 8.There are other people that I have even seen on myLot that do not like President Obama,because his middle name is Hussein.They figure that because he has that as a middle name he has to be muslim. How do you decide on your kids names?
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@deebomb (15319)
• United States
26 Aug 09
My husband wanted his first son name after himself so we had a jr. The second son I chose the name because I just happened to like it. When it came to my daughters I wanted names that other people weren't using. I went to school with several girls that had the same name as I did. My oldest daughter was name for my grandmother. When she learned I was pregnant she said I had to name her after her and she had to have black curly hair. She got the name because I thought at the time time it wasn't very popular. She ended up with girls with the same name. and she did have the curly hair. I thought the same thing when my youngest daughter was born but she also ended up with some girls in school with the same name. Back then we didn't have computers to see what names were popular. My son gave his son his name and so we have the III and his daughter has my name. I would never do that again because of the confusion it can cause especially if they all live in the same house.
@dfollin (14611)
• United States
26 Aug 09
When I had my oldest son there were no kids with his name around here anyway.Then everyone named their son's that name.He knows a lot of them about his age.So,when I got pregnant with my second son I said that I was going to give him his dads name for his middle name and I had to think of a different name for his first name.My daughter has a first name that I really loved.However some people had babies named that,but spelled different and she has 2 middle names which they don't.So,I am happy.
• United States
26 Aug 09
Well I'm not too picky when it comes to names but my boyfriend is. In his family they just recycle names and he's super Irish so hes trying to keep this tradition. So he has already put alot of thought into what names he want to combine. I told him thats fine but I want to name at least one of our future kids Michael Patrick :) Its his middle name and his first name combined and I think it would make a great name :) lol, but other then that I'm not too picky.
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@dfollin (14611)
• United States
26 Aug 09
I am picky about names,but only if I like them.I named my oldest son Matthew Ryan.First I liked the name but I came across it from other things.Like when I was a kid my favorite show had a Matthew in it and then as an adult Ryan came from a show with Ryan in the name.And I liked those names.With my second son,the actor that was in a show I liked was named Cameron,his father's first name was Robert,his father and grandfather were Robert too.I liked those names.I got my daughter's first name from a show that I loved,Michaela.Then her middle name's are from my middle name(supposed to be) and a family name.But,I liked those names.I really like that name Michael Patrick.We are part Irish too.
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• Philippines
26 Aug 09
I think naming a child depends on both parents and for me I don't have a particular way to name my child but it should sound good and maybe when the kid grows up he or she will be proud of her name and will not be ashamed of it. I'm also planning to have a short name so as not to burden them in writing three names on pad paper and his or her classmates are already starting with the exam and my kid is still struggling to finish writing his or her name.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
26 Aug 09
They both were named after people in my family.
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@dfollin (14611)
• United States
26 Aug 09
When,I was pregnant with Matt I had about 5 middle names to picked out.I did not decide on Ryan till he was born.I was going to use Charles,after my grandfathers middle name.But,I had a crush on this gut in high school that's name was Mathew Charles.I was already getting strange reaction's about naming him Matthew.And I had the name James picked out because that was my brother-in-laws name.But,he said no he didn't want me to do that.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
27 Aug 09
MY grandson is named Ryan. I think that's a very good name.
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@dfollin (14611)
• United States
27 Aug 09
It is Irish. When I named my boys I did not know that we were part Irish.
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@marctiu (830)
• Philippines
27 Aug 09
You can buy a guide to see names where you can choose wonderful meaning for a child's name.. You may also search for popular names that is in the trend. But the best way for me to choose a name is to pick it up from the Bible.. It's where most of the name at this time originates.
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@dfollin (14611)
• United States
29 Aug 09
I also knew of Matthew from the bible.That is why I spelled it with 2 "T"'s also.And Michaela is the female version of Michael.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
1 Sep 09
I chose my daughter's name from a movie star that I admired. I loved his movies and I loved the name of his movie wife also. I named my daughter his wife, in the movie, name. I chose her middle name from a classy car.
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@prinzcy (5036)
• Malaysia
27 Aug 09
We were named based on it's meaning in our religion. Though some people may not do this but in our religion, naming a baby is very important. The name must has a good meaning. We also must be careful to pick the name and refer to someone that know what it means before finally decide.
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@rakittera (802)
• Philippines
27 Aug 09
When naming my daughter, these are the things I considered: 1. I should choose a name that my daughter would love. So, it should sound really nice. 2. I should choose something unique because I hate the fact that I have a very common name and I don't want my daughter to experience having namesakes everywhere. 3. The names should have very nice meanings as well. My daughter's name is Dana Beatrice. Dana means "bright as day" and Beatrice means "bringer of joy". So, I guess, my husband and I did a pretty good job choosing my daughter's name.
@jayrene (2712)
• Philippines
27 Aug 09
i named my kids on how i felt and what situation we are in at the moment i have them in my tummy till i gave birth. i do a little researching on names that would fit them. my 3 kids have 2 names in them. and my mom, well she just sort of annoyed with it because she said the kids will have a hard time writing their names when they are going to school. but then again these are my kids so what names i want is what they have now.
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• India
27 Aug 09
when we selected the name for our son, we decided that it had to start with the alphabet P as all the males in my hubby’s family had names starting with that alphabet. Once that was decided, we searched up a name not very common as names with P are fairly common in India. Finally, we came upon the name Pushkar…it means both a holy lotus and is the only place in India where Lord Brahma is worshipped. Pushkar temple is in the state of Rajasthan and a must visit on the itinerary of most tourists to that state. It also hosts Asia’s largest camel fair and has a huge and highly popular fair.
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