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Thread: Does name meaning matter to you?
March 28th, 2013 10:12 AM #6Senior Member
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I tend to love a name that I already like if it has a meaning. I found a lovely name the other day but it meant bitter. I put it to the bottom of my name list but didnt remove it like.Experiencing constant re-evaluation of my choices
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March 28th, 2013 11:45 AM #8
Name meaning, both literal and personal, is very important to me. I wouldn't use a name with a negative meaning.
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March 28th, 2013 02:03 PM #10
When considering names I tend to look at all the pros and cons so I can choose the best names for my family (pets or children). I try to take all things into consideration including popularity, meaning, perception of the name, cultural background of the name, history of the name, associations with the name, sound of the name and etc. So yes, meaning is important, but it is not everything to me.
I did choose my daughter's name 100% for the meaning. We named her Serenity because she was stillborn, and she will always be at peace.
We chose my sons name, Luther, because:
-it sounded good with our last name and our chosen middle names
-it is uncommon
-it has positive associations
-easy to spell and pronounce
-it is German, which is part of my hubby's heritage
-the meaning: people army/people's army wasn't overly important to us, but because my hubby is a history buff and was in the military it suited well enoughMama Bear to Serenity (gone January 17th, 2011) and Luther Wolf
March 28th, 2013 02:15 PM #12
Meaning isn't terribly important to me, but if a name has a negative meaning it puts a bad tint to it. It's more about if I like the name and if it's not offensive.-Athena
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March 28th, 2013 02:23 PM #14Senior Member
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I agree with you, I don't care about the meaning. I don't even know the meaning of my or my siblings names, its never been on my radar. Aside from if the name was inappropriate like Martini, Ecstasy, or Trollop, or something (not that those are names..). Other than that, if I like the name I don't care at all.