Names And Their Meanings

Baby Names and Their Meanings are getting more and more consideration by parents in today’s world.

Shakespeare said that “A rose, by any other name, would smell as sweet.” But does that really hold true for people and their names? Would a little girl whose name is Rose, be as sweet natured if she had grown up with the name Brunhilde (an armed warrior maiden)? Perhaps its more than reasonable that parents today are putting so much significance on Baby Names and Meanings.

Take, for example, the children below :

Names and their meanings-creative boy

When His Parents Named Him Crescent, They Hoped He’d Be “Creative”!

Names and their meanings-red-haired girl

Her Parents Named Her Flanna, Because They Hoped She Wouldn’t Grow Out Of Her Beautiful “Red Hair”.

Names and their meanings-gardening boy

His Parents Weren’t Surprised When Garth Proved To Love “The Garden”.

When we are choosing names these days, if we are unable to find a name that appeals to us because of it’s popularity, sound, or association with a person we know, we are often basing our pick on what the name actually means. Does it describe a physical or personality trait that we would desire for our child? Does it represent a sentiment that makes us feel happy, hopeful, or peaceful? And, finally, will the meaning of this name transfer into similar positive characteristics in our child?

Although there is no scientific proof that the meaning behind someone’s name will actually begin to define that person, there often appears to be a startling relationship between children and their name meanings. Take, for example, a stubborn Connor (meaning strong-willed); a happy-go-lucky Larissa (meaning cheerful); a boisterous Tristan (meaning the noisy one); or poor Leah who seems to be tired all the time (meaning weary)! Are the similarities between these children and their names just coincidences, or do children often grow into the meaning of their names?

Whether subconsciously or consciously, parents may start to link the traits in their child’s name with their behaviors, thus reinforcing any tendencies their children have to act like the meaning of their name. And if this is indeed a fact, it seems that it would be wise to consider a name that has a positive trait that we would like to see in our child!

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First Name Meanings-What’s In A Name?

Can First Name Meanings affect who your baby will become? Throughout time there has been a belief that Names and their Meanings can actually influence the development and ultimate personality of a person. In fact, the Romans had a saying, “Nomen est omen”, which means “Names are destiny”.

First Name Meanings-baby boy

Will The Baby Name And Meaning You Give Your Child Affect Who They Grow To Be?

With this in mind, it doesn’t seem unusual that today’s parents spend so much time and energy considering First Name Meanings for their babies. But, is there any scientific backing for these beliefs? Well, the simple answer seems to be that there is no simple answer!

Some studies have indicated that children with less desirable names may have lower self-esteem and get poorer grades than those with more popular names. Other studies have indicated that career success can be based on how well a person’s name matches their vocation. For example an “Anastasia” would make a better ballerina than a “Bertha”. And a “Hank” would be a better mechanic than a “Percy”.

This being said, there seems to be as much research that states that a name is unlikely to be a significant factor in most children’s development. And there are myriads of examples of adults with unusual names who have been incredibly successful—how about Tiger, Elvis, Whoopi, and Oprah for example? Children with unusual names often rise to the occasion and revel in their uniqueness.

First Name Meanings-baby girl

People Can Get A First Impression Of You As Soon As They Hear Your Name.

So why do we think that the name we give our child is so important? Perhaps it’s because a name often affects the first impression that someone has of a person. Names can instantly transmit a feeling or image to people, and they can create a preconceived notion of who we are to others. Parents are trying to hedge their children’s bets by giving them names that create a good first impression.

Another possible reason that parents work so hard at picking a names is that they are trying to implant a desired quality in their children, like Hope, Chastity, or Harmony. Parents are trying, through the naming process, to look into the future and determine names that will suit their children’s personality, or the personality the parent would like them to have.

We will probably never know exactly to what extent a name affects the developmental process of a child. Scientists have all agreed that this is impossible to study properly using scientific procedure. However, it seems reasonable to assume that your baby will have the name you choose for him or her for a lifetime. And there doesn’t’t seem to be any doubt that a name can help to support self-esteem and it is something that you want your child to take pride in.

All in all, picking the “perfect name” for your baby can seem like a daunting challenge and a huge responsibility. However, the most important thing to remember is that helping your baby grow up with confidence and a good self image will get them through life successfully– no matter what their name is. And the greatest truth about names is probably found in the saying, “A name does not make the person; but rather, the person makes the name.”