Did you name your baby based on the meaning?

Katherine - posted on 05/29/2011 ( 37 moms have responded )

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I didn't with my first, but with my second I did. My second was named after her 2 great grandmothers, Alyce and Jane, which means: God is gracious noble and kind.


My second Sydney Alexandria means: wide meadow defending men lol!


So what were yours and what made you decide?

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Sarah - posted on 06/16/2011

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Danielle, Logan is Irish and means meadow and Taylor just means tailor lol :)

Janielle - posted on 06/10/2011

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a friend named her son loki, norse god of mischief! i love the name n he is an adorable lil boy!

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Gabrielle Annmarie Graham.
God is my strength Grace; favour bitter Abode.
Pretty cool but i didn't name her for the meaning...it almost makes sense..
My nephew is
Joseph Anthony Floyd Borden
he will enlarge florishing gray boar pasture
HILARIOUS

Cali - posted on 09/22/2011

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I named my children names that I liked. I did look up the meanings of their names but that isn't why I picked them. My sons name is Xavier Mathieu. Xavier is a Basque name. (people from Northern Spain and Southwest France) I did like that Saint Frances Xavier was a missionary who spread Christianity to the East Indies and Japan. That's kinda cool. Mathieu is just Matthew spelled different. Xavier means "new house" (I wish I had one of those!) Matthew means "Gift of God" So maybe God will gift me a new house!! My daughters name is Lillian September. Lillian is hebrew for "My God is a vow" September's just the month.

Tanya - posted on 09/21/2011

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My daughter is Alyssa Shiloh, we chose Alyssa as we loved the name and her middle name Shiloh means Gift from God. Our son is Samuel Elijah. We chose Samuel as it means Asked of God and Elijah was a compromise, my husband liked Eli, so I said if it's Elijah it's a deal!

Danielle - posted on 06/16/2011

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Logan Taylor~ with his name it didn't have meaning it was just a pretty name.
Paris Serenity~ I came up with Serenity b/c with my son I went through a horrible ppd and Serenity means peace and I refused to let it happen again. I let my cousin/ the kid's godmother come up with her first name. Paris loves that..she likes to tell ppl "my Aunt Pippy named me" =)
If I ever have another daughter I will name her Lela Elizabeth after my grandmothers.

Sarah - posted on 06/11/2011

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They have meanings Nichole lol.. Gracy is Grace, Lacy as in something with lace and Lucy i forget but i had a budgie named Lucy so it means something!
But yeah i totally agree with you! That's the main reason i chose the irish name Ceili over the American name Kaylee. They are pronounced exactly the same but Kaylee means nothing and Ceili is ancient and traditional (and means something in gaelic lol)

√v^√v^√♥ - posted on 06/10/2011

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Neat :)



In fact, I'm really terribly against names that don't mean anything. Don't know why. Maybe because it seems so flippant and well, boring to be honest. Nichole, Gracy, Lacy, Lucy...... blah blah blah. It's just a name and I'm sick of seeing just names. So we went a bit overboard and shot straight for the top by chosing names of gods lol

√v^√v^√♥ - posted on 06/10/2011

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Yep, the norse god, the alfather. We're going for a greek god name with the next kid too.

Janielle - posted on 06/10/2011

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Dominic is latin for saint, Harvey, german, strength, after my dad, Dominic, we just liked, fits him perfect :)

Sarah - posted on 06/09/2011

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I think it is the meaning that makes a name, so yes :)

My daughters name is the gaelic word for a party and a dance and a type of music, and all together just a big shin dig! It's more beautiful with the whole Irish culture thing, i just can't explain it properly and express what it means to me. :) Plus, i like the name lol!

She's Ceili- pronounced the same as kaylee.

Middle name is Jade (just a colour) which is my brothers middle name :)

I don't think i'd ever choose a name without doing research into it's meaning! It's too easy to choose a nice sounding name with a ridiculous meaning.



My name is Sarah Margaret- Princess, Pearl. I got lucky! :)

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No i didnt but if the meaning was something silly i rejected the name like cameron means crooked nose lol. My kids names all have 6 letters and 2 syllables though and i have 2 welsh names and 2 irish. Morgan means from the sea, Gerwyn means rough white, Connor means lover of hounds and Callan is warlike which i thought was appropriate with three older brothers lol. They have five names each including their surnames but the other middle names were one chosen by their brothers and the other two family names.

Stifler's - posted on 06/06/2011

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Not really. I didn't really even check the meanings I just liked the names. I liked the name Lola and must have looked it up and it meant "full of sorrow" so I decided no. Logan Damian means "little hollow' and "to tame" and Renae Isobel Joy means "reborn" and "god's promise" and I think joy just means joy.

Lindz - posted on 06/01/2011

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my daughter is Alice August which means, Noble, light, kind and revered. We picked Alice because it's german, and August is after her great-great-grandfather's middle name, he was german also.

Christa - posted on 05/30/2011

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I wanted to name my daughter after my father, Keith, but the whole family said I shouldn't give her a boy's name ( don't see why not). So we named her Eavan which means light, and her middle name is Keith, which means a place. So her name means a light place. If you met her you would say it fits her perfectly!

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 05/30/2011

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With my first born I named him Zjimon and it rhymes with Diamond, but the way you pronounce the ZJ is the same why you pronounce the first part of Angelina Jolie’s last name

Whos confused yet?? LOL



Anyway I chose that name for the way it sounded and later found out that it means “Powerful Blood” it is an African name, and it fits him he is a powerful little guy with abs, triceps, biceps very defined muscles and he is strong for his age of 8



With my second son who is 14months I chose the name Mikah because it just seemed befitting and went to look it up it means “He who resembles God”

But now that he is getting older I think his name should have been Mayhem because he creates much chaos around the house…LMBO

Bonnie - posted on 05/30/2011

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For our first son we named him after my Uncle. For out second son, we just liked the name. Middle names are after family members on my husband's side. Both the boys' first names have nice meanings, so it worked out nice.

Nicola - posted on 05/30/2011

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Sean Daniel is God is gracious God is my judge and Charlotte Rose which is farmer of the rose blossom pure luck that they work together meaning wise as well as sounding good together which we liked lol

Medic - posted on 05/29/2011

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My sons name means "sweet and harmless" and "supplanter" I had no clue what it ment until just now but we picked the first name because we liked it and the middle name is a family name and our daughters name means, "one who supplants" and "safe".. We just liked her first name and her middle name was her daddy's call sign in the military.

Barb - posted on 05/29/2011

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I looked up my son's name.. it means "God's Peace" Which i guess is fitting.. he's been a pretty peaceful child and brought me great peace many times.

Really, don't know how i got so lucky to have such a wonderful child, and become the mom of such a fantastic man.

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I didn't KNOW! I swear. The other one's name means 'boomerang' and yep.... she IS kind of like that... bouncing around like crazy. We always joke that Sam's name should've been 'doesn't Samantha'..... lol

Sarah - posted on 05/29/2011

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nooo Marshall is a french name meaning Horse Keeper we don't own horses and like me he's terrified of horses if you ask me we named him after two people Marshall from how I met your mother (funnily enough my son is going to be freakishly tall if he keeps growing the way he does) and Benji Marshall whose an alright football player :) if you ask my ex he was named Marshall after eminem -__- if he ever disrespects me the way eminem disrespects his mother (and i dont care what she did in the past) i will not hesitate to pop him in the mouth. I think the main reason we called him Marshall is because its an uncommon name without being overly hard to pronounce or spell. his two middle names, Andrew Blake, were simply because we liked the names

Jodi - posted on 05/29/2011

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Katherine, Taylah is an adaptation of Taylor, so that makes sense. I've actually never looked up the meaning of my kids names.

Kimberly - posted on 05/29/2011

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I picked my daughter's name because I liked it, then when I found out what it meant "lover of horses" I was a bit put off, but in the end I liked it too much to not use it...I don't care that much about the meaning of the name

Firebird - posted on 05/29/2011

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Nope, my daughter's name is based on a song. When I found out the meaning, that just made me like it even more. =)

Katherine - posted on 05/29/2011

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Hey Jodi,

Just looked up Taylah's name and it means a tailor. I would NOT have thought that.

Mel - posted on 05/29/2011

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no we just choose names we liked and found out the meanings way later :) Although after naming our second daughter we wished we had put her middle name as her first name but too late now

Jodi - posted on 05/29/2011

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Nope. We just chose names we liked. The meaning is what we make it.

Barb - posted on 05/29/2011

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No, we intentionally named him a name that we didn't know anyone by. And his middle name off of the Calvin and Hobbes cartoons. And also so his initials wouldn't spell anything out.

Nikki - posted on 05/29/2011

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Not being religious I am glad that I didn't know the meaning when I chose it! "God's promise; God is my oath".

Nikki - posted on 05/29/2011

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It's really bad but I don't even know what it means! I will have to look it up.

Nikki - posted on 05/29/2011

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No I didn't, I just liked the name, Isobel. Hubby didn't but luckily it was the name of his great grandmother and his mum and nan were so happy when I told them the name I liked he let me use it! hehehee

Katrina - posted on 05/29/2011

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My first daughter is Marcail Raine meaning Pearl Queen. I chose the name because I was in love with the name not the meaning. My second daughter's name is Liesel Joy...Joy from my middle name and Liesel was pure accident. She was supposed to be Alexia (Defender of Mankind) however, my husband and I weren't entirely happy with it. AFTER she was born, my DH decided that Alexia was wrong and chose Liesel from our "shortlist" We didn't know the meaning of the name until a few days later (after my dad had looked it up)...her full name means "God is my Oath of Joy" and I LOVE it :)

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