Naming Children is So Important

because most times, they have these Names for Life.

Every name has a meaning that is being spoken

when we call someone by that name.

Some of us are happy with our names, some are not.

Nicknames can come in handy when we would rather

have a different name.

For some people, a change of name becomes

necessary when we are really unhappy with our name.

There are some really odd names being used these days

like "Car" for boys and "Atlas" for girls.

Seriously, would you like one of those for a name?

Some parents choose names like "Beverly" for a boy

or "Charlee" for a girl. And some websites encourage us

to super-impose a personality or a career on a child

through choice of names?

Do you think that is fair to our children who have a personality

of their own - almost from birth - and how would we have

liked our parents to choose our interests?

Especially for life - they may not be suited for that career.

I actually know someone who is determined to make her son a Surgeon.

His interests and skills are in Engineering and Computing.

Hence, she is trying to map out frustration for him

through school subjects to her end.

I am really concerned for this nice young teenager.

Yes, and I find this kind of thing offensive.

You know something? Decisions we make for our children can

influence and/or shape their mood levels for weeks, months or years.

I really do think we should step back and think objectively first

before making decisions with or for our kids, do you?

They would really appreciate this I'm sure. At least when they grow up.

Many of you who want the best for your kids will agree with this.

Our children are not meant to be an extension of

our personalities



our dreams

our frustrations

our insecurities

our reactions to life

and they are not responsible for our

our fulfillment in life

Just some food for thought.

Please think of it as an endeavor to make your lives

happier - yours an your children's.

Believe me. Please consider these things.

If we make mistakes with a 3 course meal when

entertaining important guests - it's embarrassing but it will pass.

If we make a mistake when we buy a car - it's disappointing

however we can get another one.

If we make a mistake when buying a house - that is more

serious and can be devastating.

How much more serious can our mistakes be

in our children's lives.

If we do our best we have less to regret.

Sometimes it is good to look from the outside in

because we all develop mindsets.

Let's make sure they are 'healthy ones'

it is good to make reviews occasionally.

That way we grow as parents.

All the best to each one of you!

I have made 2 PDF Lists of Names for Girls

and Names of Boys

with Good Meanings that could be useful to you.

The searching was quite extensive

(over several months).

I refer to these lists as the best (to me)

because they sound nice and all names with

negative meanings are left out.

I did the screening and sifting for you

so your experience could be a pleasant one.

If you enjoyed these Lists of Names, would you like to

make a small donation towards my Websites?

If "YES" I would greatly appreciate it.

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