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African american baby names

Names influence a lot on the life of any person. Whether you are the mother or father of a new baby, a member of the family or a close friend you are playing an important role in choosing a good name for baby. Girl Baby Names have origins in many languages including French, Latin, English and African. Many have the popular prefix of ‘La’ or ‘Le’ (Latoya, Lashawn, Latrice etc) and also ‘Da’ and ‘De’ (Denelle, Danisha etc). Those like Tanisha originate in Africa from the word Hausa meaning the name of a day indicating birth on a Monday. Boy Baby Names also have origins in many languages including French, Latin, English and various languages in Africa. Many have connections to Greek and Classical literature, the bible or reflect noble positions such as Earl or Earle. There are also those with the prefix of ‘La’ as is Lamarr or DaJon. There is also a trend to make unusual use of hyphens, capital letters and apostrophes such as D’marreio or D’Sean and Le-Vaughn.

Society is much less formal than it used to be. We use First names more often than surnames now and these have become increasingly important in terms of a person’s identity. Unusual spellings are becoming totally acceptable in our society. The emergence of the Internet and Mobile phones has lead to the creation and total acceptance of new spellings which have given us a whole new modern dictionary. Modern Afro-American names are the leaders in adopting such changes in names. Like many of our immigrant ancestors, surnames which originated in Africa were changed to Western ones. Those given were often biblical ones (conversion to Christianity was of major importance) or classical types such as Plato and Homer (these were given to illustrate classical knowledge). Research indicates, however, that slave owners did not often give slave children their first names. But in today’s world lots of thing has been changed. Naming babies should be in such a way that when they grow up they remember their ancestors. May be in very small part of this world people hesitate to use their ancestral names for there babies if they got a slavery background. In today’s world every name of every baby is good. But the difference in the spelling, pronunciation or even the whole name helps us to recognize the nationality of a person. These days in African-American rather getting influenced by any other culture people are using their own unique names for there babies to differ themselves from other nations. Afro-American names are not even unique to any outsider but also to the names of other Afro-Americans.

Lawrence

November 7, 2007 Posted by | Baby Names, Blogroll | Leave a comment

Top 100 baby names

It is learned that baby names are one of the most searched topics on the internet. We all know that everyday hundreds of babies are born and the population is always increasing. There is always a need to name the babies which are being born. This practice has been followed since the human was created. Even if we take a look at the evolution theory it tells us that the early of our ancestors who used to be chimps, used to have names for each other. Therefore we get to know that baby name is one of the most important topics for an individual. Naming your baby is never an easy task. This is probably due to the fact that you can only name once. Once you have named your baby then you will not be able to change it until and unless any serious situation arises. You will not be able to change the name of your baby every year. Once you have chosen a name for your baby, it is registered in the national records and your baby gets the name permanently. Usually people are having extreme problems in finding solution to this problem. Many people see this as a very hectic and a very technical topic. They say that they do not have the right knowledge and that they have to read a lot of books before they can finally choose a name. This was solved with the advent of internet. Internet is regarded as the biggest library in world. This is a library which is available to every single person on earth. Every one can have access to this library.

There are few names which are widely used for naming the babies. These names become quite common and somewhat popular among the people and most of the people name their babies accordingly. There is a list of top 100 baby names available on the internet. You can look through this list and find a name for your baby. Few of the names from this list include;
* Michael (this name is used for males. It is meant “who is like god”. It is the most popular one )
* Nicholas (this is also used for males in the English language. It means “the peoples victor”)
* Emily (this is used for the females. Its literal meanings are “ambitious or hard)
* Jessica (this is also used for the females)

You can simple find the list of top 100 baby names by searching o the internet.

Lawrence

November 7, 2007 Posted by | Baby Names, Blogroll | 1 Comment

Baby name bracelets

We are all well aware f the bracelets. Bracelets are a very important for the ladies especially. Although today it is regarded as a unisexual piece of jewelry which can be worn by both of the individuals but still it is more common among the women. Bracelet is simply a piece of metal (usually silver or gold) which is worn in wrist. It is usually worn for adding to the beauty of the clothes and for getting trendier. It is part of other jewelry that the women or men wear. The most common type’s o bracelets are made up of gold, though rich gold is usually not involved. In past the bracelet used to be very heavy and there used to be a lot f gold involved in it but now the trend has changed and bracelets are lighter and more classy in regards to the design. Even though less gold is used but more items like artificial jewelry can be used with the bracelet to make it look better and classier. Bracelets are very popular among the ladies. You often see women wearing a light bracelet in her hand. Bracelets are though not very heavy according to the work done on them but they can still add to the beauty of your dress or over all look.

But there are some bracelets which have certain things written on them. They are made on order and you can have anything written on them. The shop keeper (the goldsmith) can write anything tat you would desire for. Normally they are used for displaying the names among the babies. They are very common among the babies. They are often given as a gift by some relative or the parents to the baby. These are not made up of heavy gold and are very light yet very beautiful. You can also have the baby name bracelet for your baby. It is not difficult to get a baby name bracelet for your baby and it dose not cost a lot to get one. You can have one in a limited budget. You can simply get a baby name bracelet by visiting a near by shop and asking for a sample. On the base of a sample you can choose a design and then customize according to your own will. Therefore if you have a small baby or you are expecting one then you can have this very sensitive gift for a very delicate part of your life.

Lawrence

November 7, 2007 Posted by | Baby Names, Blogroll | Leave a comment

Baby middle name

Throughout the world there are tons of middle names, but did you know that middle names are actually fairly new to the United States? Can you believe in the United States before the late 1700’s middle names were not heard of? Have you ever heard the middle names of George Washington or Thomas Jefferson? That is because they do not have a middle name.

Who Introduced Middle Names To The United States?
Middle names can be passed on from your father or mother. Maybe your father or mother made you a whole new middle name. But how exactly did the United States start using middle names? The fact of the matter is that it wasn’t until the 19th century that middle names became custom in the United States, in fact, it was the German immigrants that first brought the attention to middle names. Middle names were not introduced to the Untied States until after the revolutionary war. The tradition back then was to use the mothers maiden name as the middle name, when you are looking up your family roots, this may be good advice, but you should keep in mind that this may not always be true.

What Should You Use For A Baby Middle Name?
If you are sticking to the custom use of middle names you will be using your first name for your baby, but who’s to say a baby can’t have two middle names? If there is a middle name you want but you also want to give him or her your or your spouses middle name then you can use both. In this day and age it is not uncommon to find a baby that has two or even three baby names. When you choose your babies middle name just make sure it actually goes together and sounds right.

Reasons Why Your Baby Should Have A Middle Name.
If you think about it all a middle name is a name that joins the first and last name together. It is also yet another reason for parents to stay up at night (after they have chosen the first name.) If you have not chosen a middle name for your baby and someone asks if you have a middle name in which you reply no, they will say it is a shame or why not. Middle names, believe it or not, can come in handy for security reasons such as credit cards, form fillings, and passports. You may know that if your child has a middle name he or she will be distinguished from the other children that share the same first and last name as your baby.

With a middle name you have the chance to make your baby’s name even better. You will be adding more personality and look on the bright side, if your child became a famous, two initials in front of that last name would look better.

Lawrence

November 7, 2007 Posted by | Baby Names, Blogroll | Leave a comment

Indian baby names

Just like other nations of the world, Indians are also very conscious for their children to remember their roots. They help there children in that by naming them in accordance with their ancestors. They use their casts and sometimes even names of there famous ancestral personality. This makes some kind of flow in their names. So it becomes easier for babies to remember a lot about their ancestors. These days there are lots of books available which are storehouses of the philosophy, beliefs and cultural narration’s which have resulted in thousands of Indian names. These books are actually helping a lot to Indian people in naming their babies. This idea of publishing books on the unique names for Indian babies comes from the problems that Indian people face when they are naming their babies.

Indian people think that choosing names for their babies is an exciting journey of exploring the uncommonly rich tapestry of Indian religious, cultural and social heritage which creates a link between every single aspect of that heritage and Indian personal names. These names have been selected on the basis of their suitability to modern life in terms of length, pronunciation and meaning. The authors are also contributing in this chain by aiming to go beyond the realms of a dry dictionary of names and to create a collector’s item which will be a cherished gift to any family living in India or away from home. India is a country which has experienced a continuous and strong civilization for over 5000 years; a name conveys a whole world of meaning which links the owner to his or her roots, religion, family heritage and national honor. Indian history has been marked by the advent of wave upon wave of foreign invaders or settlers and thus the languages, the streams of thought and philosophical concepts have all become repositories of collective wisdom and form valuable assets. The scriptures, mythology, the environment, human qualities and the grassroots value system, have all contributed to the reservoir of Indian names. Most of the Indians are conscious and choosy in naming their babies because they wish them to know their roots and because they are proud of there heritage. As can expect from one of the most populated (over 1billion people) countries in the world and the one with fastest growing population, there are thousands of Indian baby names to choose from. These sometimes create a few headaches for the new Indian parent. In India choosing baby names has become a religious or family specific event. Many Indian names have their origins in Sanskrit meanings. These tend to be Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist and Jain names.

Lawrence

November 7, 2007 Posted by | Baby Names, Blogroll | 1 Comment

Baby name meanings

All around the world you will find many different baby names, but what do all these baby names mean? You know that even your name has a meaning to it; do you know what that meaning is? If you are like many people you just look at your name as a name without even knowing the real meaning of it. Onomastics is the study of names; these are the individuals that know nearly the meaning of all the various names. If you are interested in names and their meanings then maybe onomastics is a field for you to go into.

What’s In A Name?
Have you ever seen the part of Romeo and Juliet where Juliet is standing on the balcony and she says, “What’s in a name.” So what really is in a name? Would a name smell any sweeter if it were another? Many people believe that names are what make the Childs personality. When parents are looking for a name they normally purchase a baby name book that reads all types of different names and origins. Are you curious and wonder what your name really means? If you are, you have come to the right place.

Names Have Many Meanings.
When you are looking online you will see that there are a ton of names, do you know that each one of these names actually mean something? Names can mean something like love, darkness or flower. Also, names not only mean something in English but also in Celtic, Japanese, Indian, etc. Every origin has different names. When it comes to names and their meanings in some countries, you may know that when you are talking about a masculine name it could mean something different when it comes to a feminine name.

French Names.
So here we are, talking about French, the language of love. You know there must be some good baby names in French that have some very romantic meanings to them. As you may already know, hyphened names are very popular when it comes to French names. In French many masculine names can be made feminine by adding an E at the end.

There are so many different baby names that have a lot of meaning to them, it is your choice to decide what you want to name your baby. It is always a good idea to make sure you know the true meaning of your baby’s name before deciding on it.

Lawrence

November 7, 2007 Posted by | Baby Names, Blogroll | Leave a comment