are the meanings behind names important to you?

posted 3 years ago in Names
  • poll: are the meanings behind names important to you?
    yes : (17 votes)
    40 %
    no : (8 votes)
    19 %
    sort of, not really : (18 votes)
    42 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    4072 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    To a degree… it’s not the #1 thing I look for, but it is important. Mostly I want a name that sounds good, and it’s a bonus if it has an awesome meaning. If it means something terrible though, I doubt I would use it. I actually think I will try to steer clear of biblical names as I am a staunch atheist, for example.

    Post # 5
    Member
    2962 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    DH and I have 3 children (before we tied the knot) and names have always been important to me. I named my first daughter after a character in my ex husband and I fave movie. Her name also has a little nod to our african heritage. My now husband at the time we got pregnant he DEMANDED a Jr. I gave it to him so there was not thought/effort put there. Our last child, we named after our mothers.

    Post # 6
    Hostess
    10856 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Yes but it’s not the over riding factor, but considered. I don’t know why I do it. 

    Post # 7
    Member
    1917 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    It’s not the deciding factor for us, either. It’s a bonus if a name we like has a good meaning, but if it sounds right, is something we like, matches our preferences in a name (different, but not too unusual), then we’ll go with it either way! I remember as a kid looking up the meaning of my name and getting excited, so I would at least try to go with something positive.

    Post # 8
    Member
    2825 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Yes, definitely. I’m very into that and am thankful to have a name that is both meaningful and beautiful. Another factor I like about my name is that it is able to be pronounced without trouble in most languages and many languages have their own version of it. Because we have an international lifestyle, I’d like my kids to have names that can be easily pronounced and understood in a variety of countries.

    Post # 9
    Member
    5207 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @missebelle:  I have no children, but name meanings certainly are important to me. No matter how pretty a name may sound out loud, if it means something odd or doesn’t mean anything at all (made up) I wouldn’t give it to my child. Not fond of grossly misspelled names either. 

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