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When picking a baby name, did you take the meaning into consideration?

I like one a lot. But the meaning is 'to be troubled'

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 8:42 PM on Apr. 29, 2011 in Baby Names

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Answers (16)
  • Yes, I did.
    SWasson

    Answer by SWasson at 8:45 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • Nope. My DD middle name means crooked nose!
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 8:43 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • To be honest ... No I dident Even look To see the meanings I found something I liked & went with it
    PrissyT

    Answer by PrissyT at 8:47 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • I looked them up and vetoed ones that had weird meanings or just meanings I didn't like. My son's name means tamer lol
    MommyYeoman

    Answer by MommyYeoman at 10:41 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • no, i didn't. but the meanings were obvious anyway - Lily (flower) Savannah (meadow) and Taylor (tailor)
    tnm786

    Answer by tnm786 at 8:45 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • My son tristan I did. And my baby maya kind of. but my middle daughter, nope!
    EgoTryptophan

    Answer by EgoTryptophan at 8:58 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • I didn't, I came up with August Ruth because it had meaning to me and in baby books August was always listed as a boys name, citing Augustus and Octavious, and "of the eighth month" I think DD was two ish when I found out August also means Majestic (which is so fitting, but I had picked August because it sounded pretty, earthy/grounded, and like a gender bender name so the majestic kinda surprised me).
    LoveBuggsMommie

    Answer by LoveBuggsMommie at 9:01 PM on Apr. 29, 2011


  • Only after their names were recorded on the Birth Certificate. My son's name means "from the sea". Doesn't really fit him unless you want to count his grey-green eyes. My daughter's name means "dark-haired one". When she was born she had jet black hair but it has since lightened to a mid-dark brown. And, she's got a darker skin tone than her brother. My son has my lighter coloring in hair, (blonde-brown) eyes (blue/green/grey) and skin (white, but not red-head pale). My daughter has her Daddy's coloring in hair (brown), eyes (brown) and skin (His German heritage).

    Rosehawk

    Answer by Rosehawk at 9:04 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • Yep. I have decided not to use a name before because of a meaning I didn't like.
    asmcbride

    Answer by asmcbride at 10:10 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • Our older 2 it was more personal meaning than the actual name meaning.
    But after TTC for 2 years with our youngest, we gave him the name Rami Shai, meaning awesome gift. And he is a pretty amazing kid (and the older siblings are no slouches themselves.)
    balagan_imma

    Answer by balagan_imma at 11:02 PM on Apr. 29, 2011