I was given a hard time a lot when my daughter was born almost four years ago. A lot of people would ask me her name. "Belladonna Satine," I'd tell them. The looks on their faces just killed me. The only thing they associated "Belladonna" with was the plant.. which is poisonous when taken in large doses and used as a sleep aid when taken in small doses. It also means "beautiful woman" in any Latin-based language. They used to think I was strange, weird, even being mean to my daughter for giving her that name.
But you know what? If I'm not careful, she's going to live up to the Latin description. I'm also pretty happy that I was able to find such a beautiful and unique name for her. There are none like her.
Have people teased you or poked fun because of the name(s) you chose for your child(ren)? How did you deal with it?
Answer by figaro8895 at 10:43 PM on Sep. 6, 2010
No because both of mine have very popular names. I didn't mean for it to be that way, dh and I just really liked the names a lot. I think Belladonna is cool. To me it reminds me of Stevie Nick's first solo album, with the same name :-)
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Answer by 07lilmama1108 at 4:42 AM on Sep. 4, 2010
When people hear my DD name they just fall in-love with it and think that it is very pretty girls name. My friend a few years back had a little boy and named him Anakin yes it's originally from star wars but she really liked that name and really wanted to name her child it. So she did and people either loved it or hated it. The most important thing in this whole naming your child is that you like the name and your child will not get picked on or teased about it and if your child does treat them to stand up for themselves. It's YOUR child name YOUR child what you want screw what others think of it. If everyone lived there life by what everyone else said then it would be ever more drama and hatred in this world then there is. Personally I like your DD name but that is just me.
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