We all want the best for our kids, right? So we all take our time in thinking of what name we should give our kids. For the past decade, giving our child a name is as complicated as to what names we should use. Whether we should use our initials, or use a relative’s name. At one point most of us is compelled to use simple or traditional names, just so the kid won’t have a hard time writing them down. Religious people tend to use names that are derived from the bible, which is actually okay since most of the names from the bible are really good and simple. But some of the names in the bible are quite hard to pronounce and spell.
I remember a friend who told me a story about herself when she was in kindergarten; she has three names aside from her last name which is also hard to spell. She cried when her teacher asked the class to write down their full name on the first line of their paper, when her teacher asked her why is she crying, she said because her name didn’t fit into the first line and she needs another line to write down all her names.
During the past year, according to the pediatricians, their patient’s name becomes harder and complex each year. One parent gave her son four different names and that doesn’t include the last name, poor kid!
Most of the parents use popular names for their children. The most commonly used names are: Jacob, Michael, Abigail, Joshua, Hannah, and Daniel. They’re popular because they all came from the bible. Other popular names are Ethan (just like Ethan Hawke), Benjamin, Caleb, and Zachary. Also the name Elijah has become popular since Elijah Woods became popular as well.
Even though, these names are still popular until now, modern names, and weird names dominated the list. Most of the parents I know have a kid with these names Emily, Olivia, Alexis, Emma, and Ashley. Some parents combine it with the name Sarah, Grace, or Rebecca.
I know someone who named their son Zepphyr Kristoffer. Sounds weird right? Zepphyr is a character from one of the anime’s the father is fond of watching. So from biblical to modern names, there’s also cross country or across the nation trend in naming kids. Some Americans name their babies Spanish or Chinese sounding names. Some of the popular across the nation names is Lian which is from Chinese origin which means a lotus flower. Another one is Carlos which is from Spanish origin which means free man or Alegria for a girl which means happiness.
Also name of places or country can be given as a child’s name, like Paris, London, China, Boston and whatever place that comes to mind. Greek gods/ goddesses’ name is also on top of the list: Athena, Xena, Eros, Olympia, and Venus.
Baby names have evolved from simple, biblical, modern, to weird. Jessica Alba’s baby was named Honor Marie. Many people have raised their eyebrows about the name, but for me it’s different. Sooner or later others will follow and will name their babies Honor. I guess other popular names are from the celebrities kids as well. I like Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck’s daughter’s name Violet. Shiloh, Zahara, Maddox, Pax, Viviene and Knox for Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. And don’t forget Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise’s little girl Suri.
So no matter what we name our babies, all that matters is we give it a thought and we give it to them with all of our hearts. More importantly we instill in their minds that it is important to keep a clean name.
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