What is in a Name?

by admin on March 21, 2011

What exactly is in A name?

My husband and I named our son Fynn… obviously WE like the name.  We have gotten all kinds of responses when we tell people his name.  Everything from 'cool!', 'I love it!' to 'oh…' or a blank stare, really all I can do is laugh.  Me, a girl who grew up being called 'Maria' time and time again, 'MarLa, that's an L"  was a common phrase I uttered…and still do. (however, many times I have been told that I look like a 'Marla' hmm, points to ponder)  So why you ask did we do this to our son… we like the name, its cute like him.  I know that his name wont be programmed into anything (like the puppy he got for Christmas, Scout.  Fynns name song is simply the spelling with some beeboppy music), we will have to order pencils with his name, magnets when we travel somewhere, I know because that is what happened to me. 

Many may be wondering if we are Glee watchers, no actually we are not.  A few weeks after Fynn was born, the TV was on and Glee happened to be playing.  My ear twitched when I heard one character being called 'Fynn'.  I quickly called to my husband and we were both surprised, (especially since a second name we liked, Quinn was another character on the same show).  Quite honestly I liked Finnely, my husband however preferred the shortened version since he would be called that most of the time any ways… I gave this to him…pick your battles, I thought;) . 

So does a name really have any bearing on who you turn out to be?  The name Tyler for instance means 'tile maker, tile layer'.   Mia 'uncertain, often bitter'  Samantha, 'listener'.  I understand that this is the origin of these names, ok that is cool.  If you seriously think that these meanings will be what the child will be like, why are there any Mia's in the world? such a cute name, but if every single Mia is going to be uncertain, or bitter, why would you do that to your child?   Every Aiden will have a short temper?…Aiden, 'fiery one'.  David, 'beloved' well, I believe that we are all loved. 

I believe that all of our stories have been prewritten for us, our names, what we will be, who our parents and siblings are.  So does our name actually have a bearing on who we will be?  Personally, I don't think its the name that decides that.  That is in the hands of a power much bigger than what our parents choose to call us. 

What do you think?

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