Tuesday, April 24, 2012

What's In A Name?

Hello, my name is Samantha. When you meet someone, what is the first information you usually give them? Your name. Names are such an important part of any culture, in some moreso than others, but everyone has a name of some sort. And all names have meanings.

Samantha: Listener 

I believe I fit my name pretty well. I'm an introvert, so I tend to do a lot more listening than speaking. I've actually been told I'd make a good psychiatrist because of it, but all those classes make me shudder.

My grandmother's name is Myrtle. Shhhh, no one is supposed to know that. She goes by her middle name. But her name fits her very well, as well. The Tree. She is solid and steady, there if anyone needs her, and she's stubborn as a pine that refuses to fall down in a storm.

So here's my question of the day: Do people grow to fit their names? 

How about you? What's your name mean? Does it fit you? There are many sites you can go to to find out meanings. A couple are below. Share your findings with us!
Name Meanings
Meaning of Names
Behind the Name


  1. Merry. 'Nuff said. =D

    Actually, my given name is Meredith (although no one ever calls me that). I believe that Meredith means "daughter of the sea". I've always liked the sea (but not necessarily the beach) so I think it fits!

  2. Ironically enough, Marcy means "warlike" and Kennedy means "helmeted chief." I guess that makes me a fighter :)

  3. Your names fit you both very well! :)

  4. I've always fit my name. Ginger = Spice … YEP! :)

    I was born in Hawaii and the White Ginger flower was my mother's favorite. Was going to be a Jennifer but my parents changed it at the last minute. I couldn't be happier!

  5. Christin litterally means Christ-in...follower of Christ. I'd say that hits the nail pretty well on the head. I write a Christian mom blog, am a missionary, and work as my church's children's ministry coordinator, so if 'growing into your name' is the case then thank you and bless you Mom!


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