(Closed) Love the name, don't like the meaning

posted 7 years ago in Names
  • poll: Would you still use the name if you don't like the meaning?
    yes : (108 votes)
    81 %
    no : (26 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 32
    690 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @Monkey786:  My cousin’s name is Natalie,

    she’s a total bitch.


    But I wouldn’t use it if the meaning makes you uncomfortable

    Post # 33
    2268 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I don’t think the meaning of the name would bother me too much in your situation, however, I used to love the name Amelia, until I found out that it is the name of a birth defect where a child is born lacking one or more limbs, or a shrunken or deformed limb – so I understand how the meaning of a name can put you off the name itself.

    Post # 34
    1675 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I think it’s important. I wouldn’t name my child something if it had a negative roll model associated or if I hated the meaning. 

    Post # 35
    259 posts
    Helper bee

    Monkey786:  I thought I heard that Jewish people believe that Jesus Christ was a prophet, is that true?  If it is I think you could still use the name.

    Post # 36
    2250 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I personally wouldn’t. True, most people won’t go and look up the meaning of your childrens’ names… but your children sure will! Why give them a name that has an origin/meaning that isn’t in line with your beliefs? There are a million other names out there.

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