Overview
01.04.2021 (13 Days Ago)

It's Monday, Monday. Let me know what you think about. . .

Naming The Name
Naming The Name
13 days ago 13 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:

My husband and I are going to be first time grandparents. My stepdaughter is due in July on my 60th birthday (the timing of the due date is fodder for another blog).

 

Obviously, my family is very excited and almost all of our recent conversations revolve around Danielle’s pregnancy. This week, the topic was names and what do our names mean.

 

 

My parents believed that you honor relatives who have passed when naming your children. Their belief was that you give the children the same name as the deceased person in Hebrew. In English, however, they did not believe that you use the same names as the deceased person. They believed that using the same name in English would be bad luck for the child. For the English names they believed that you use the same first letter of the name for the deceased person.

 

 

For instance, I am named for my grandmothers, both of whom died before I was born. Their first names in English were Rose and Lena. I share their Hebrew names of Rochkel and Lea. My English names use their first letters, Rona Lee. I followed my parents’ tradition when I named my daughters, Calli Morgan (named for Cecilia and Meyer) and Sydney Reade (named for Sophie and Rae). They also share their namesake’s Hebrew names.

 

 

What does your name mean?

 

 

...
Comments
Order by: 
Per page: 
 
  •  Corey_Bearak wrote 13 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
    0
    I know I was name for one of my paternal great grandmas. I was told Carl or Craig were options. Charles was not an option my dad's dad owned it. No offense any with those FNs but I prefer the name given to me.
     
       
     
    0 points
     
  •  Fred wrote 13 Days Ago (positive) 
     
    1
    My initials are FCK and the C is in memory of my mother’s dad Carlos...
     
       
     
    0 points
     
  •  Daniel_Schwartz wrote 13 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
    0
    Not sure the origin of my name and both parents are long passed. We did use my dads first initial (H for Harlin) in my son's middle name of Henry. We just couldn't settle on an H first name for him so we went with the middle.
     
       
     
    0 points
     
  •  Victoria_Drogin wrote 13 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
    0
    It’s a beautiful tradition!
     
       
     
    0 points
     
  •  witsowitz wrote 13 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
    0
    I am a good luck child and I have both my english and hebrew name as the same. The only difference is how it was spelled in the English verison. Esther is my hebrew name and my English name is Ester.
     
       
     
    0 points
     
  •  Nancy_Schess wrote 12 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
    0
    I'm pretty sure I'm named after an Aunt Sara, tied to my Hebrew name. My parents just liked the name Nancy I think :) And so very excited for you!
     
       
     
     
    0 points
     
  •  RayW wrote 10 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
    0
    My mother was a seamstress in Guyana and she loved the Rayon fabric so much she named me after the fabric.

    “Rayon is one of the most versatile fabrics around, yet it remains somewhat of a mystery. That’s partly because of its remarkable ability to shape-shift—not just literally, but also in terms of imitating other fabrics. Rayon has been known to take on the properties of silk, cotton, wool, and others, and can be used in nearly any type of clothing. This can make it challenging to pin down exactly what it is, how to launder it, and what type of weather it’s best suited for”.
     
       
     
     
    0 points
     
  CommentRecord a video comment
 
 
 
 
     
Guest Comments
Guest Comments Form
* Name:
error
* Email:
error
* Comments:
error
* Enter what you see::
captcha
Reload Captcha error
 
error
Copyright © 2021 Gotham City Networking, Inc.