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What’s in a name?

17 Apr

I’ve always been lucky. I love my name. How can you not when it’s Devine?My office got into a conversation the other day about what a name really means. A name is incredibly personal. It is the first thing you say to someone new, a way to find someone you’re looking for, and the last thing written about you. So, we discussed your options if you don’t like your name. Since it is so personal, do you really want to change it? Your parents gave you that name for a reason, but at the same time, it is your name and you should have a choice. For example, I have an Uncle Dick. It’s a perfectly fine name, but we just cannot figure out why he wants to be called that. I also once knew an atheistic guy named Christian. Even he thought it was a bit of a cosmic joke. But so far, the best example was when we went to a conference and roomed with a woman with the last name Love. It was the DevineLove room!

So, is it better to have a common name or a unique one? Like beauty, it’s in the eye of the beholder.

A list of the most popular 2010 names from babycenter.com,

Rank Male Female Male Female
1 Ethan Isabella
2 Jacob Sophia
3 Noah Olivia
4 Logan Emma
5 Liam Ava

According to babynamesgarden.com, there are also many unique names to choose from.

Boy’s Names Girl’s Names
Alban Bijou
Barker Briony
Chay Cacey
Digby Dalena
Edan Easter
Fergal Ever
Galahad Flick
Ham Gaia
Innocent Happy
Jago Iola
Kyran Jaine
Laban Katniss
Mabon Kohinoor
Napier Lettice
Navajo Majella
Ormond Nekane
Parsifal Odelia
Ranger Opal
Redmond Posy
Redvers Ralphina
Serius Romilly
Somerled Saffron
Thatcher Star
Trayton Tarina
Urban Unity
Vanslow Valentia
Warwick Wilda
Ximun Xanthe
Yorick Yaffa
Zeno Zinnia