Saturday, April 28, 2007

Brave Baby Names

The baby names which means brave have always been a popular of choice. In ancient times, ancient civilizations fight for control over piece of land. Historically, Empires take turn to control over piece of land.

Each language has words that mean brave. It serves as a unique baby names in a different country. For example, Richard which means brave ruler is a combination of Ric and Hard German words. Ric is a German word which means power, rule, and leader. Hard is another German word which means brave, hardy, and strong.

Another example, Bald means brave in old English. Archibald (genuine, bold, and brave), Balder (courageous army), Baldric (brave ruler), Baldwin (brave friend), and Ballard (brave and strong) are a few variations.

In the old days, the people have very little choice as an occupation. For example, the hunters, warriors, rulers, fighters, soldiers, and guards are some of the choices. The businesses and industries are still at the early stages.

The attributes of the hunters are good source of brave baby names. At the start of mankind, the humans can only be a hunter or farmer. The hunters will brave the predators like lions, tigers, crocodiles, wolves, and bears to hunt for food. For example of brave baby names, hunter means hunter in English, Atalanta means mighty huntress in Greek, and Grovesnor means great hunter in French.

The great predators in the animal kingdom are admired for its braveness. We used the attributes as baby name. For example, Barnard, Bernard, and Bernhard which are a German baby names means brave as bear.

The guard, fighter, warrior, and soldier will go harms way to protect the king, ruler, or emperor. So, the guard, fighter, warrior, and soldier attributes are highly regarded as brave baby names. For example, Dustin who is from old German and English means brave warrior. Another example, Kenward means brave royal guardian, and Kenway means brave royal fighter.

In many occasions, the counselor and ruler have to handle controversial decisions. So, the counselor and ruler are admired for bravery. And, they quickly became the source for baby names. For example of ruler baby names, Modred means brave counselor, and Conrad means brave ruler.

The weapons became a great source for baby names as well. For example, Kenelm means brave helmet, Garrard means spear hard, and Gerard means spear brave.

About the author

Dennis Estrada is a webmaster of unique baby names, arabic baby names, and the namesake website.

Baby Name Meaning

Baby Name Meaning. Judging by the vast number of baby name websites, people take the subject of naming their baby very seriously, which is as it should be. After all, their name stays with them their whole life usually, so best get it right!

The problem is, if you choose your baby name according to the meaning given in a typical 'list of baby name meanings' or in a baby name book, you are not given the personality traits of that name, just a very brief general description, sometimes this can be just one word. For instance, look up the meaning of the name Emma, and you will be told this name means 'all-containing' and 'universal'. Look up the name Paul in these lists and most come back with the meaning 'small' or 'little'. Ok! You are none the wiser about your child-to-be based on that! My opinion is that the lists provide invaluable inspiration by giving you a wide choice of names, but that is all.

However there is a scientific system that used to be used in ancient Egyptian times and in Hebrew countries, for the naming of the Royal Children. This system ensured that they would be given positive names that would help them have a well-balanced life. This ancient system reveals the full personality traits of any name and also looks at the meaning of the individual letters of a name. According to this system, the letters in our name affect what happens to us in our lives, for better or worse, according to whether a letter is positive or negative.

With this system of Name Analysis you would learn that the name Paul indicates a love of justice, someone who will fight other people's battles. It also indicates relationship problems, and suggests a person with too much nervous energy. These are just a few of the many qualities indicated with the name Paul, to give you an idea about how names affect our personality.

The letter P in Paul indicates 7 years of power and success at various ages (these can be exactly pinpointed in an analysis reading) with the possibility of ruin and bankruptcy also with this letter if they are not careful with their finances. The letter U brings 3 years of emotional and/or financial losses every 11 years.

The letter E in Emma brings 5 years of extremes at certain ages, and the M's bring change, sometimes very sudden change.

Look up the name Harry on most lists and it will give the meaning as 'home ruler' or something similar. How does that help you decide if that is the right name for your baby?! According to the ancient system of name analysis, the name Harry totals a positive number that gives leadership ability, excellent communication skills, strength of character and determination. Ideal careers include the armed forces, which is interesting when you look at Prince Harry's current career path, in the army. (This is just a small selection of the traits of that name). Even more interesting is the fact that the name William totals the same number...

However, the letters in the name Harry are a bit of a mixture of negative and positive. The H brings 8 years of stress and strain at various ages (initially from birth up to the age of 8), the 2 R's indicate 18 years of being very busy, active, rushing around a lot (initially from the age of 9 till 27) and the Y indicates 7 years of success at various times, initially at the age of 27 to 34. So, if you are thinking about the name Harry for your baby, it is important that your surname has positive letters to counteract the negative letters in Harry.

So, as you can see, there is a lot more to baby name meanings than most people are aware of! The name you give your little one will have a massive impact - it will affect not only their personality but also it will determine the events in your child's life.

about the author

I am a professional Name Analyst and do readings by email and post worldwide.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Easy Guidelines For Naming Baby

The name you give to your baby will undoubtedly stick with him or her for the rest of their life. Therefore, the decision is not something to be taken lightly. On the other hand, naming your child should be a pleasant and enjoyable experience. Fortunately, there are a few guidelines you can follow that will make the process easier. Keeping these things in mind will insure that the name you pick for your new baby is as wonderful as she is!


· The name you choose should sound balanced with your last name. The full name should have a pleasant rhythm and be melodious. Generally speaking, first and last names that have unequal numbers of syllables sound the best together.

· Longer surnames tend to suit shorter given names and visa versa. For example, a short last name such as "Jones" goes well with a longer first name such as "Alexandria". On the other hand, a longer, more elaborate last name goes perfectly with a short and simple first name. "Anne Litchensteinson" rolls off the tongue easier than "Anastasia Litchensteinson"!

· First names that end in vowels don't generally sound good with last names that also start or end with a vowel. For example, Amanda Alda has too many "a" sounds and is just plain hard to say!

· First and last names that rhyme are not a good idea. Jason Mason not only sounds strange, but it can be a source of all kinds of playground jokes.


· The name you pick should have a special meaning or significance for you. It should convey positive feelings and bring pleasing thoughts to your mind.

· Consider names that are important to you because they are from family members, other world figures you love or respect, or from your ethnic background and heritage.

· Many names can be particularly suited to your child, and because of this they have extra meaning to you and to your child later in life. For example, "Noel", for a child born on Christmas day.

· Don't forget that your child's middle name also lends itself to being something very special and meaningful for you. Many people use this name instead of the given name to carry on family traditions or attach a significant meaning to their baby's name.

Ancestry and Heritage:

· A name choice can reflect your heritage and culture, and therefore be even more meaningful to you. If your ancestry is of a specific ethnicity, consider a name from that country.

· You may follow a religion that makes certain names particularly appealing. Those of the Roman Catholic faith often pick Saints' names. Jewish parents often choose names from the Old Testament. Many Protestants name their children from both the Old and New Testament.


· One of the most difficult decisions for a parent to make is whether they want a very unique name for their child, or one that is more "popular", and as such, more common. Making this decision first will help you limit the many name choices that are out there.

· Consider that with a very trendy or popular name, your child is likely to have several other children with the same name in their class at school. Remember the Kathy 1, Kathy 2, Kathy 3, and Kathy 4 that might have been in your classroom? (Or was it Jessica G., Jessica S., Jessica P., and Jessica M.?) This can leave your child struggling for individuality, but at least their name will be well accepted by the group.

· Very unique names can make your child feel distinctive. However, if it's too unique and sounds very odd to their classmates, they might be in for some teasing because of it. Be careful about being too creative.

· Also be careful of pronunciations and spelling. If the name you choose is very difficult to spell, your child will constantly need to correct people and this can become tiring after a while. On the other hand, slight variations in spelling can be a good way of making a common name more unique, and making your child feel special.

· Inventing a name can be fun and insure that your child has a very distinctive name. However, be aware that they may become embarrassed or grow tired of explaining their name to others time and again.


· Make sure that the name you pick will be appropriate for your child during all the stages of their life. Think about them using that name on their first day of school, at the time of their first interview, while saying their wedding vows, or accepting retirement gifts, etc...

· If you choose a very trendy name, try to determine if that name will stand the test of time. Or, will your child be saddled with a name that was popular at one time but seems very dated by the time they're 45! Remember Bambi?

· Consider that same gender names can be difficult for a child because they must continually explain their gender. This is usually more difficult for boys who have a name that could cause them to be mistaken for a girl.

· It's important to think carefully before giving a child a name the carries a lot of positive or negative connotations. This may prove too difficult for them to live up to or to live down! For example: Tiger or Adolph.

· Juniors can also have a lot to live up to and it can be difficult having 2 people with the same name in one household. Consider if naming your baby the same given name as another family member is appropriate.

Nicknames and Initials:

· When you've finally chosen a name for your baby, make sure that the combination of initials of their complete name doesn't create something that is potentially embarrassing. For example, "Amanda Sara Stevens" can have some pretty rotten consequences. However, you can get some satisfaction out of the fact that experts feel that teasing based on names and nicknames is less common these days. (Our children seem to be getting more sophisticated in their choice of things to tease about!)

· Also consider any nicknames that your child is likely to get from the name you give them. Do you like the possibilities? You may be determined that your "Jonathon" will remain a "Jonathon", however you can't avoid the fact that some of his friends, or even himself, might prefer Jon or Jonny some day.

· If you prefer the sound of a nickname, think about registering your child's name as the full and formal version anyways. This gives your child a chance to use that name in the future. For instance, you may want to call your baby "Kate", but if you register her name as "Katherine" she will have options later in life.

Above all--enjoy choosing your baby's name. And if it doesn't follow some of these rules, don't worry. The only really important rule for this process is that you and your partner both love the name you've picked!

About the author

Kathy Silver has spent the past 5 years researching and developing websites. Kathy has always had an abiding interest in the name choosing process. If you need help finding the Perfect Baby Name take a look at her new website: and try the Baby Names and Meanings Ultimate Search Tool

Monday, April 09, 2007

French Baby Names

To learn the French names, we need to understand the history and language of France. As you all know, France is one of the great ancient civilization. Now, France is united with one language.

French is another Romance Language which descended from Latin and Roman Empire. The language started from France, Switzerland, Belgium, and Luxembourg. Today, the language is spoken in forty one countries as a mother tongue or alternative language. That makes French the second most spoken language in the world.

Even though the language descended from Latin, French and Latin are much different from today. That is due to the Germanic Roman Frankish invasion. The German language has more influence than Latin language now.

The hyphenated French name is common practice to name a baby. For example, Paul-Henri, Jean-Claude, and Adrianne-Yvonne are popular. The names are treated as one. When you call Jean-Claude, you need to mention Jean and Claude.

Naming with hyphenated, they can use boy name and girl name, or vice versa. For example, Jean-Andrienee is name of a baby boy in which Jean is a male baby name and Andrienee is female baby name.

To turn a male baby names to female baby names, they simply add the letter e at the end. For example, Adrianne is a female version of Adrian, and Marcelle is a female version of Marcel.

At the beginning, the French only have one given name. At the 11th century, they started adding surnames. By the way, the word surname is from the French word "surnom". It means above or over name.

The surname can tell the name of father or mother. In the old days, they add the word "de" between the first name and last name. For example, Paul de Gaulle means Paul son of Gaulle. Today, it is understood with or without the word "de". For example, Paul Gaulle means the same as Paul de Gaulle.

The surname can tell about the occupation. For example, Paul Soldat means Paul the soldier, and Paul Boulanger means Paul the baker.

The surname can describe the person as whole. For example, Henri Petit means Henri the small, Henri Beau means Henri the handsome, and Yvonne Fute means Yvonne the smart.

The surname can tell specific location, town, villages, or city. For example, Veronique Marseille means Veronique from the town of Marseille, Veronique Abbeville means Veronique from the town of Abbeville, and Paul Leglise means Paul beside the church. French adds eau, elet, elin, elle, and elot at the end of the name to denote "little son of". For example, Henriette means little son of Henri, and Lancelot means little son of Lance. French also adds de, des, du, and le at the start of the name to denote "of".

The name is an important identification in the old days. In the old days, you need to ask the king for permission to change the name.

About the author

Dennis Estrada is a webmaster of unique baby names, baby names meaning, and hispanic baby names where you can find the stories, origin, and meaning of names and babies.

Sanskrit Baby Names

The Sanskrit baby names are fast becoming the favorite choice for many parents. It is probably due to the distinct romantic meaning, unique sound, and magical connotation of the baby names. Also, the Hindu religion and Yoga are increasing in popularity.

Sanskrit is an Indo-European language which is the basis for many languages in India. The language is one of the 23 official languages of India. Sanskrit can be seen in ancient literature which includes poetry, drama, religious texts, science, and philosophy. The hymns and mantras wildly use Sanskrit as well.

The yoga masters see the importance to teach yoga poses with the respective Sanskrit names. Teaching the language, they stir the curiosity, inspiration, and interest in yoga. For thousands of years, the Sanskrit was an oral language. It is evident in the spiritual chants and mantras of yoga.

The Sanskrit or Indian baby names convey nature, feelings, and love. For example, Muskan means smile, Khoobsoorat means beautiful, and Khushoo means beautiful smell.

The Hindu baby names have the tendency to be Sanskrit. For example, Krishna (black or dark), Ajit (Invincible), Shiva (benign, kind, or auspicious), and Indra (possessing drops of rain) are Hindu male baby names. Laksmi (sign or mark), and Sita (furrow) are Hindu female baby names.

Krishna, Shiva, and Indra are the names of Hindu gods. Krishna is a Hindu god who is incarnated from god Vishnu. And, Shiva who is the husband of the mother goddess of Parvati is the Hindu god of destruction and restoration. Finally, Indra is a Hindu warrior god of the sky and rain.

Laksmi and Sita are the names of Hindu goddesses. Laksmi is a Hindu goddess of prosperity, good luck, and beauty, while Sita is the Hindu goddess of harvests.

The Sikh baby names have the tendency lean to be Sanskrit too. The name is divided into first and second part. The first part contains har, bal, and man, while the second part contains inder, deep, and pal. For example, Harinder (Hindu god Hari and Hindu god Indra), and Mandeep (lamp of the mind) are Sikh baby names.

About the Author

Dennis Estrada is a webmaster of unique baby names, indian baby names, and baby names meaning website.