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Thread: Does the meaning matter?
June 23rd, 2012 07:55 AM #6Senior Member
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I think name meanings are extremely important. It's basically like a blessing or a wish you can bestow on your child. I think it's a great way to encourage them...it's not a deal breaker I know a Melanie who is very upbeat and funny...although I do agree with the above poster in that its a totally 80's name...a tad boring. and the fact that it means dark would be a deal breaker for me...
June 23rd, 2012 09:42 AM #8
I don't think meanings are that important because no one except a name nerd would know. The kid might look it up someday like I did for my name, but it didn't phase me really. I was just curious. I think it's fine
June 23rd, 2012 12:00 PM #10
For me meaning is really important. I always belive that name influence the personality, which is proven to be true to myself.
But I never thought that Melanie is a bad name just because it means dark.
If you love Melanie, use it. It's a sweet name.
My advice is: pair it with a more cheerful middle name or something that reflecting your hope/prayer for her.
June 23rd, 2012 02:17 PM #12
I'm confused as to why the meaning of dark/black is deemed negative. I mean, people have dark skin, or dark hair, and that's likely how the name was coined. Not due to things like Dark Magic, or something.
Adriana and Adria also means Dark, same with Darcy and their used just fine. Same with Delaney.
If you like Melanie, use it! The meaning isn't negative, or a big deal in the case of Melanie.Laurel - 21 - Toronto
June 23rd, 2012 04:16 PM #14Senior Member
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