"What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet."
Well today I'm talking names. Today a person i know posted something on FB about names and the meaning behind them. I don't remember taking the time to ever look up the meaning behind my children's name, till today.
meaning-Evelyn: beautiful bird; Dawn: sunrise
Evelyn- We picked the name Evelyn because i really like the name Evie, which i heard from a movie, the main character's name in the movie The Mummy. I found out that Evie was short for Evelyn, and then i was hooked. I love it! So that's how Evelyn got her name. I picked this name out years before i even had her. :)
Dawn- we couldn't really decide, so i threw out this name. Its the girl spelling of my dads name (don). I thought it was perfect. I really didn't want my girls to have middle names anyway, cause i don't have one, but whatever. it's just a name and she can change it when she gets older.
meaning- Amelia: to strive, excel or rival; Brooke: small stream
Amelia- Well lets see we didn't really have any other girl names cause well we really wanted a boy(and we have a name for him whenever he does come or if he does). My mom really wanted my sister to use this name for her daughter, so i knew my mom liked it. When we found out it was a girl my sister mentioned this name, and i knew that was it! You know there is also a couple of Amelia movies out there too! :) (just trying to keep the movie tradition alive) Then i remembered that my SIL real name happens to be that too. Yay so its a family name now too!
Brooke- Again i was set on no middle name but i guess since one had one the other must have one too. Chris was in charge of this one. He just threw out a name and it sounded good. So that's how the middle name Brooke was born.
I thought that both the girls name we old fashioned and i really loved how they sound. And i think they fit together perfectly.
i don't think the meaning should be a determining factor to choosing a name. you could name you child 'Paper' and they would live whatever life they were going to anyway.
Disclaimer: i wouldn't recommend naming your kid 'Paper'. I could see come serious personal issues with this one. :)
oh and a side note: My name (ERICA) means:always ruler. I always knew i ruled! hahaha.