Sunday, February 7, 2010

A Name

What is in a name? Does the meaning of the name really make a difference if you are going to choose it for your child? Did you consider what your child/children's name meant before you named him or her?

When we picked out Alexandra's name I didn't think about the meaning. She is named after family and that is how we chose her name. I will start with the meaning on her name.

Alexandra - Protector of Mankind
Mary - Bitter

Wow that is an interesting way to look at her name!

Now on to the names that we are thinking about for our new little girl.

Maxine ( middle name ) - Greatest

AVIN - "Unknown" - people with this name tend to be natural leaders, self-sufficient, and ambitious. They generally want to make their own decision in life and are not afraid to take charge or manage a situation. It is important for them to avoid extremes of bossiness or shyness. They tend to be too impulsive. Professionally, they can be successful in political leadership, celebrity status, or as a small business owner.

ELIZA - "Consecrated to God" or "Devoted to God" - people with this name tend to be decisive and good with money. They try to have a balance between the physical and the spiritual world. They can often be a successful entrepreneur, and are often striving to reach ever higher goals and positions.

Ava
- "Variant of medieval given names Avis and Aveline" "Breath Of Life" "Waterfall" - people with this name tend to be very warm and nurturing. They are extremely reliable and are often found taking care of others. They have a deep need to try and create harmony in their surroundings. They can have difficulties saying "no". They can be quit successful as a personal assistant, educator, or caterer to a small business.

So I believe those are the names that we are looking at or considering. It could all change tomorrow but let me know your thoughts. I think I like Avin best and I think Chad likes Eliza best. Names are so important but the meaning isn't that important to me. I just want to like the name, not get sick of it after a few days and I didn't want to be extremely common.

So leave a comment, don't be shy! Let me know what you think!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Someone once told me to introduce yourself as the name you are thinking of picking to someone. "Hi my name is ..." Or read some sentences with the name in it.

I like Eliza the best or Aveline...but how is it pronounced? Like ava line? I have an aunt avis and just am not a fan of the name.

Also, there is a study about kids that are named odd or too unique names and how they are more likely to commit crimes or something like that. I am not sure I believe it or not, but I would think it was annoying if I had to respell or repronounce my name EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. Just a thought. Sorry so long.

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Krystyn said...

Hey..congrats on finding out it's a girl.

How is Avin pronounced? I guess that's the only thing about that for me (as a teacher).

With Eliza, I would always wonder if it was a nickname for Elizabeth.

Well, honestly, I like Ava the best...does that help?

Meant to be a mom said...

Oh man I really like all those names. I promise I do. I love Ava, always have. Eliza is precious too but I know if it was my daughter she would always go by Eli.

Anniston is a pretty name isn't it.. She is called Anni. She is such a cutie too. Her mom calls her Anni baby.

Also, I can't believe you sit in the shower. AHHHH. I would freak. Its such a crazy thing to me. I think its funny how everyone is so different about certain things.

Hailey said...

Elize or Ava! FOR SUREEEEE.

The Neffs said...

They are all beautiful! I love Ava. But any of them would be lovely. I think a name is very important. Afterall, it follows us our whole lives. I am sure you'll pick the right one. And it will be perfect!

Tina Fisher said...

I am the odd one out....I like Maxine for the first name. :)

Shortened...

Maxi

Alex & Maxi

Alex & Max