What’s in a name?

April 5, 2010 at 10:49 AM 1 comment

I am self-proclaimed bookworm, and you can often find me with my nose stuck in a book, especially at night before I go to bed. For the past year or so, I have immersed myself in a wonderful Christian fiction series for women called The Yada Yada Prayer Group. (This weekend I finished book number 5).

The main character – who I can relate to in too many ways – just to name a few: she lives in the suburbs of Chicago (where I’m from), she’s a teacher, and she plays Dutch Blitz with her family (love that game!) – has this thing for names. She started a tradition in her classroom and in her prayer group where she researches the meaning behind their names and creates gifts based upon that name and of course she’s often happily surprised (as are others) to find that the meaning of peoples’ names usually tend to suit them quite well.

So in honor of my love behind this inspiring series … I thought I would make this post about names…of course I knew most of these things before… but thought it would be wonderful to share and remember.

Do you think these names fit us?

Name: Kristin

Origin: Latin; German

Meaning: Follower of Christ; A Christian; Anointed

most people would imagine a person with the name Kristin to be: A slender lady with an angelic face and heart

My opinion: I have to say I love the meaning of my name and it is so true. And I found this one name website that gave the last tidbit – laughed when I read it, don’t know where they came up with it, but if only I could live up to it I would love it – haha! 🙂

Name: Hailey

Origin: English; Scandinavian

Meaning: Hay meadow; Hero or Heroine; Courageous

most people would imagine a person with the name Hailey to be: A spunky tomboy who is a bit of a rascal

My opinion: As I’ve mentioned before in earlier posts, Hailey proved to be an incredibly courageous baby. And heroine is defined as a woman who demonstrates courage and daring action – again, I feel this is true of Hailey. The last tidbit I thought was funny again, I wonder if she would have lived up to this if she could have stayed with us and grown up. I will say I would describe her personality as spunky at times.

Name: Joshua

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: God is salvation

most people would imagine a person with the name Joshua to be: Tall, suave and sexy chap

My opinion: The meaning of my husband’s name is true for his belief, is what he taught me, and is my belief. Love it. And I’d imagine we both love the last tidbit for his name… haha so fun!


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  • 1. ileamarie  |  April 5, 2010 at 2:07 PM

    I love the name game! My greatest disappointment of my life is that I’ve never found my name listed anywhere to find a meaning for it. My mom made up a meaning and said that it means “Morning star” and put with it the bible verse “I am the root and offspring of David, and the bright morning star”, but I mean….she made it up so it’s not the same. 🙂 I LOVE Hailey’s “fun” meaning…a rascal! I can recall a few pictures where she looked slightly mischievous 🙂


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