Most people don’t know the meaning of their name(s). Almost every name has meaning. There’s a great
variety in meanings. Less recently, people often didn’t pay attention to the origin and meaning of names.
Now you can profit from the abundance of information that’s available to you. If you’re torn between
two or more names in particular, it’s advisable to look up the meaning of the names you’re considering.
Then, of the names that are equally attractive to you, pick the one that has the most beautiful or
To give you a few examples: naming your child ‘Acario’ is calling him “Ungrateful”. Cecil means “blind” and Cameron means “Crooked nose”. If you decide to call your daughter Kennedy, then she’s stuck for the rest
of her life with a name that means “misshapen head”.
As soon as you find a name that both of you like, check to see what it means. Try to avoid
picking a name that has a negative meaning. There are naming books and websites where you can look up what a name means.
“My father is of Australian descent and my mother is English.
They gave me the name ‘Baradine’. That might be very
appropriate in Australia but when the kids here found
out that it means ‘small kangaroo’, my parents and
I decided to change my name to Brian. That means:
strong, powerful, honorable.
Brian Boru was an 11th century Irish king and is a
national hero. Isn’t that much better than a small kangaroo?”
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