A rose by any other name would smell as sweet...but it wouldn't sound so nice if it were named "Sharp thorned thing". I recently read this post over at Jodifur and was absolutely astounded! Who in the WORLD hires a Baby Name consultant? Now I don't want to steal Jodi's post but I do want to write about this as well because 1) it's just crazy and 2) I've been tinkering with this topic for awhile myself.
Ok...obviously some people are desperate and maybe should have searched for one of these "Highly Professional"'s. After all, with names like Scout, Rumour, and Apple adorning the press there are obviously some parents buying very bad baby name books. But a consultant? Seriously?
This got me thinking about a train of thought I've been on for awhile now. Since many of my friends are currently pregnant I've been trying to guess the names of their little gestation's. (I've had one name predicting dream so far and...in a freaky twist...it was actually one of their top names! Baby has not been born yet so I don't know if I was right) It's also got me thinking about the fun bonding we had over baby naming.
So in order to help out my friends, free of charge (Look at that! You don't even need to pay a professional) I thought I'd leave a few of my favourites, to help you get started. To all my readers, (yes this includes you lurkers who I KNOW are reading but never respond) please write your children's names, the meanings, and why you chose it, in the comments section as well. Or just write a few fave's. With our help hopefully my friends can come up with more meaningful names than "Nod".
Aubeny: Meaning: We prayed for her and we got her.
Arabella: Meaning: Beautiful Star.
Alliana: Meaning: My God has answered me.
Cassiopia: Meaning: Clever. The wife of an Ethiopian King.
Isabella: Meaning: Consecrated to God
Janaya: God is gracious
Kalasia: Meaning: Graceful
Kamaria: Meaning: Moonlight
Odelia: Meaning: I will praise God
Shahla: Meaning: Beautiful eyes
Talia: Meaning: Dew from Heaven
Ok...I'm not including boys names because well...there are so few I found that I loved and if I include them you just might steal them before we have a boy. As it is you'll probably pick our second girls name.....
Oh well. Happy hunting! And in case you pick a name off this post....I could use a new pair of shoes.....