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  1. #6
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    I think it is a little tacky to be honest. I would only use Psalm on a girl, the word is feminine in Greek.
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  2. #8
    Keep in mind your child might not have the same faith as you. I was raised Catholic, but I'm an atheist now. I wouldn't be happy if my mother had given me a name like that. Otherwise, I think either name is fine. It may be a tad generic. If I was religious, I'd probably pick a word from a specific prayer or psalm that had meaning for me.
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  3. #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by penguin View Post
    Keep in mind your child might not have the same faith as you. I was raised Catholic, but I'm an atheist now. I wouldn't be happy if my mother had given me a name like that. Otherwise, I think either name is fine. It may be a tad generic. If I was religious, I'd probably pick a word from a specific prayer or psalm that had meaning for me.
    This. I don't think its tacky at all but I personally would be a little annoyed that something that was really religious was my middle name especially since im an atheist.

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  4. #12
    Thanks! You do make a valid point about them not necessarily sharing our faith... I think Prayer would be a better choice with that in mind, I mean praying is not tied to a certain religion... But idk how an atheist would feel about it...
    Thinking about it now I don't think I would be mad at my parents for choosing a religious name even if I changed my faith, if it was too identity defining(which I don't think a mn is)then I might change it, but otherwise I wouldn't mind it and would take it as a piece of my history... But that is just me and my child could be different...
    Like I said, I'm just toying with these now. Thanks! More thoughts are welcome!

  5. #14
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    I don't see why you couldn't use them as middle names, however I don't think it's a good idea to pick an overtly religious name in the event your child doesn't share your beliefs. I originally had a religious name [both first and middle], when I was 18 I legally changed my name. While it wasn't the only reason, the religious aspect did factor into it.

    Then again, your kid may end up loving that you gave them that name, so who knows.

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