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What’s in a name?

gina new picby Gina Jacobson, a wife, a mom, a leo.  She works for a  non-profit organisation, is a procrastinator, loves sci-fi, sushi, good books and Scrabble.  Her blog is made up of A Bit of This a Bit of That.

In Jewish tradition a child is usually named after a relative that has passed away.  In our case, Aaron was named after my father.

We thought long and hard about the name we would give our son.  Would we give him my fathers actual name or name him using the first letter of his name.  We chose to use the first letter.

Next came the choice of a modern name, a biblical name, an old fashioned name or a ‘made up’ name.  We made lists, we researched meanings, we argued.  Eventually we decided on a biblical name, something simple and timeless.  The decision was made easier once we found out Aaron was a boy.

You would think that was all but you would be wrong…

We were going to give Aaron a second name after Paul’s father and were having difficulty in deciding when my mother-in-law asked 2009_01_23_20_07_08us if we wouldn’t mind giving him a second name after her mother, as Paul’s sister had named her daughter after their dad already.  We didn’t mind and started looking at names with a ‘B’.  This proved a little more difficult and we decided to stick with the biblical names.

All in all the process was an interesting one, sometimes painful, mostly fun.  I hope that one day when he is able to comprehend it, he isn’t too upset with the names we chose for him.

How did you name your children?  And if they are old enough, do they like the name?