What's in a Name?
I mentioned last week that our family were getting together to go down south to the Margaret River wine region in Western Australia, for our annual family break away.
The general theme of these get togethers is to sample our favourite wines, taste new foods (we jump at the opportunity to indulge in a wine matched degustation or 3…) and generally just spend time chilling out together.
After one rather long day of wining and dining we were sitting around having a few drinks at the bar across from our room (luckily for us it’s within what we like to call “stumbling” distance, perfect to grab a couple of snacks and chill out with cheap drinks during happy hour after a long day of well… eating and drinking).
Sorry, I’m getting distracted (I blame the hazy memories of food and wine).
Anyway, we were sitting around chatting when the topic of baby names came up.
Sam and I have discussed potential baby names with our family numerous times and we’ve gone through phases of names we like and dis-like, but it has never really occurred to us before to check out what some of the meanings are for some of our favourite names.
While we never quite got around to deciding on any particular baby names we fancy, we thought it would be fun just to look up the names of our immediate family members to see what they mean.
We were seriously shocked (and rather amused) at some of the descriptions that came up, particularly the accuracy of some of them in describin gour personalities, which pretty much had all of us in stitches of laughter.
The names we looked up were:
I’m going to share an excerpt of each the descriptions that we found, but I’m not going to say which was which…
We thought it would be kind of a fun game to share the descriptions with you and see if you can pick who is
So, here goes:
“You like to control everyone with your influence, to shape things to your own liking. You are sensitive, affectionate, imaginative and cooperative, spiritually aware and prone to self-sacrifice. You can keep secrets and are a good diplomat.” Click here to read the full description.
“A very sweet and thoughtful guy... He can read others like a book and everyone looks to him for advice. He is dependable and looks out for those who are good friends to him. [He may] however, think too much and this gets [him] in trouble.” Click here to read the full description.
“Females of this name are from birth known to be very intelligent, funny, always on the go, great writers/storytellers and attractive…. If you are lucky enough to have made a friend named [this name], always remember that she has chosen you. Although they easily make friends, they are very picky with whom they share loyalty and true friendship.” Click here to read the full description.
“Stay on their good side. If you’re a man he can be your best friend or worst nightmare. If he is ambivalent towards you, embrace the fact that you are probably a loser. [This person] is powerful, charming, witty, honest and caring. Being family oriented, forward, clean, respectful and hardworking are some of the best things about [this person]. [This person] makes a great friend as they will tell you the truth whether you want it or not.” Click here to read the full description.
“Beautiful girl inside and out… shy at first, sometimes hard to get to know, great sense of humour, loves the finer things in life… master at everything she attempts, very creative, will rise above obstacles placed in her way, she is a find a way make a way kind of girl, she will surround herself with beautiful things.” Click here to read the full description.
“A really great guy who has many friends and many people love him. You can trust him with anything and everything! He is always there for his friends and can make you happy at the worst of times. He is one of those people that you can just get on with and easily spend a happy amount of time with.” Click here to read the full description.
“You are spiritually intense and can sting or charm. Your name brings love and new starts into life and attracts money. Emergencies may raise your intuitive abilities in order to resolve conflict or situation. You become very creative under the pressure, and have quite original ideas to make the best out of it. You desire to inspire and lead, to control other's affairs. You are giving, courageous and bold, action oriented, energetic and strong willed.” Click here to read the full description.
How did you go? Did you manage to match up the name with the description?
If you’re interested in learning more about name meanings, or finding out the meaning of your own name check out urbandictionary.com and sevenreflections.com
Have you ever looked up the meaning of your own name? Did you check the meaning of your baby’s name before you chose it?
Look forward to hearing your thoughts!
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