Friday, July 22, 2011

More Baby Name Ideas

I have loved many names that have been shot down in the course of searching for the right one. Here are the lost names (which I have YET to give up on using).

Sophie - derived from σοφία, the Greek word for "Wisdom." Sophie is from the French form. Sophia has been a popular name throughout the western world. The name was used to represent the personification of wisdom and is also the name of an early Christian martyr.

Ethan - Means "solid, enduring" in Hebrew. The name Ethan is a masculine biblical name that symbolizes "A gift of the island." Derived from the Hebrew words for "permanence" and "strength," Ethan is also translated to mean optimistic, solid, firm, steadfast, righteous, constancy and enduring.

Natalie - From the French form of the Late Latin saint's name Natalia, from natalis (dies) "birthday (of Christ), Christmas". It is also said to have derived from the Late Latin name Natalia which derived from Natale Domini meaning "Christmas Day".

Darren - a masculine given name of uncertain etymological origins. Some theories state that it originated from a Gaelic surname meaning "great", or from an anglicization of the Irish firstname Darragh or Dáire meaing "oak tree". According to other theories, it is a variant of Darrell, which originated from the French surname D'Airelle meaning "of Airelle". Darren has several spelling variations including: Daren, Darin, Daryn, Darrin, and Darryn

Gwen - From Welsh gwen, the feminine form of gwyn meaning "white, fair, blessed".

Those are just a few. But I haven't given up on them yet!

1 comment:

  1. My niece's name is Sophie! It's a very pretty name (and don't let others shoot down names, like mine "Drue Ahna" even if it sounds like "drew on a" it's still amazing).

    When the time is right the baby will let you know what she likes. Bailey just came to me one day at work. I'm like, "Wow, what an amazing name." and she is very much a Bailey.

    I let Gunnar pick Noah's middle name (despite my despise for it.) and I don't feel like it's right.

    Anyway, that's what I have to say. I like Natalie a lot.