What is really in your name?

14 Jul

A name of a person whether it is his first name or last name does matter to him.  Whether he likes it or not, he has his own identity through his name. You can find out if his name can really help him or affect him in an every day situation.  But first of all, how do parents derive the names of their children? Let us consider the following assumptions below.

How did you get your name?

1. Parents got the first name of their newly born child from trending person’s names in their locality or in the world.  In the previous years for example, John became famous first name for the boys and Mary for the girls in the world so people followed what were trending first names that time.

2. Parents got the first name of their child from famous religious personalities in the Holy Book.  For instance, David, Matthew, Mark, Luke, Peter and Simon were some well-known personalities in the Christian world.  Therefore, Christian believers named their children after them due to their integrity and inspiring achievements.

3. Parents got the first name of their children from famous celebrities in the world whom they adore so much.  Parents were fascinating that their children will become famous too like them. These celebrities might be in the entertainment industry, sports or political communities.

4. Parents got the first name of their children by putting up together certain letters from the father’s first name or mother’s first name in order to come up with a unique and newly sounding first name for the child.  Sometimes, parents were not aware about how difficult in pronouncing their children’s first names as well as writing the correct spelling of it the way how the parents want to particularly when these children started to go to school.

5. Parents got the first name of their children wherein it is commonly associated with the last name.  For instance, if your last name sounds like an American name due to the father’s descendants even you are a purely Asian citizen, parents picked first names which can match with your last name.

6. Children got their last name due from marriage of their parents.  When a single lady and a gentleman got married, commonly happened was the children’s last name derived from their father’s last name.  Unknowingly, sometimes his last name which sounds funny created troubles in his entire life. Sometimes, it became the center of bullying in the school campus, teasing with his classmates and friends, frustration in love life, disappointment in employment which generally result to more social conflicts from the early stage of his life up to adult life.  Thus, one’s personality undesirably changed gradually.

7.  Some parents associated the first names of their children with certain things which sound nice to them such as Princess, King, Venus, Miracle, Heaven, Lucky, etc.  Parents want their children to be remembered that way with integrity, hope and success.

What is really in your name anyway?

Well, a name is really a name whatever its nature, origin, derivation and purpose. That is one’s identity for being a unique person, for being a functional part of your family or society as a whole.  No matter what it is, learn to love your name as you love your parents.  Because your name is really who you are and it means a lot more than what others expect from you.

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2 Responses to “What is really in your name?”

  1. Jelly Alvarina December 6, 2014 at 11:46 am #

    Jesica Mendoza
    III A Math, Sir

    Name is the one proof that every individual have their own identity. Maybee some are treating their names as a curse because its not normal in the society.
    But remember, You will be treated as how you treat your self, meaning if you alone can’t respect the name that your parents have given to you, dont even expect any respect from other.

    Dont let the envy comes to your nerves because if that envy eat your whole personality, it will just lead you frustrating yourself and falling to your own hole.

    So, you better love and accept your name because respect starts with you.

  2. Abegail L. Berboso December 6, 2014 at 12:16 pm #

    What is really in your name?

    We all have our own names, and it is a treasure that our parents gave to us. Our names represent our own identity, personality, and distinction. Usually, our names compliment in the personality that we have. Giving a name to a person do have different things that must be considered. Of course, we all want to have a name that is pleasant and unique so that we can be easily remembered by other people. That is why our parents thought deeply for us to have our beautiful names that we will carry as long as we live in this planet.

    Even though sometimes, we can encounter people with the same name that we have, it is still our personality that matters, our uniqueness inside.

    This is why I love the name that my parents gave me. I am blessed for having my name–Abegail. 🙂

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