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Speaking as a Michael (a Hebrew name, connotation "Who is like God"), I'm actually proud of my name. And I think that I - customarily - live up to the title! Of course, my nurse would in all probability disagree; I think the couch "little devil" would in all probability pass her lips if she was recounting me at some point in many stages of my childhood.

But then, my look after has her own issues; according to the grapevine her name (Kathleen) is a Celtic name consequence "Little Darling". Hmmm, that isn't the way I used to think about her at some point in those common occasions when she was punishing me for my "not like God" behaviour?!

And that's the fun of baby name meanings - parents make christening decisions based on many, many assorted reasons, counting breed traditions, religion, culture, exclusivity and "it just sounds exceedingly nice. " But - in the Western world - we hardly ever do any real examination into the annals or real denotation of names. So when the poor/lucky child at last finds out the connotation of his/her "really nice sounding" name, the domino effect can be interesting, ironic, disastrous or just every now and then hilarious.

You can have a lot of fun assessment up family/friends names, discovery out the meanings and demanding to make a association amid the two. For example, my eldest brother Clive is according to the grapevine "a cliff dweller", which is coincidental, since he lives at the top of a very long steep hill! Or why not play the game with celebrities - believe the following:

Badu (as in r n'b lead singer Erykah Badu): African name connotation "Tenth born child"

Winona (as in artist Winona Ryder): Sioux name denotation "Firstborn daughter"

Aaliyah (the late r n'b singer): Arabic name consequence "High, exalted"

Hilary (as in actresses Duff/Swank): Latin name consequence "Cheerful"

Some cultures have very attractive traditions when it comes to baby name meanings. For example, Hindu names customarily have acquaintances with very categorical clothes such as truth, beauty, happiness, blessings, etc, or one of the Hindu gods. In the Sikh culture, girls traditionally have the central point or surname "Kaur", consequence "Princess", even as the boys have the central or surname "Singh", connotation "Lion".

An African acquaintance of mine once mentioned that many Africans are given a back name corresponding to the day of the week on which they were born. I think is a exceedingly nice tradition, but in my case, my center name would be "Sondo" (born on Sunday)!! Hmmmm?

Whatever type of name you have chosen, or are assessment about for your "bundle of joy", its worth doing a barely delve into into the meaning. And it's never been easier, with the wealth of Internet capital and books available, plus my own site at www. all-about-baby-names. com, which is jam-packed with resources, tips and in rank on baby names, baby name meanings and baby products.

Your exploration may yield some surprises; for example, the lovely-sounding name "Malory" is French and means "Bad luck". You could get round this by spelling it "Mallory", but this means "Without good fortune" in Old German!

Alternatively, you may end up a hardly bewildered by atypical meanings of the same name; for case "Leah" is a delightful girl's name, but what does it mean? Well?

? In Hebrew it means "Cow" or "Weary one" - uugghhh!

? In Greek it means "Glad tidings"

? In Assyrian, it means "Mistress, ruler"

And a final warning: if you are preparation to go for a funky, unusual-sounding name, be sure to avoid "Bacia," - its Ugandan denotation is "Family deaths ruined the home!"

For more in rank and advice, check out the baby name connotation income at www. all-about-baby-names. com.

Enjoy your exploration and happy baby naming!

Michael Barrows is a web publisher specialising in niche marketing. Check out the wealth of baby assets and pick up his FREE ebook "Baby Tips for New Parents" at his website; http://www. all-about-baby-names. com


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