The great name debate!!
I work as a secretary at an early learning centre. I hear and have heard almost every name imaginable. I have never been one to judge or say something about a parent’s choice of name. Even celebrities and their wild choices for baby names doesn't faze me, After all I know how much thought and time goes into choosing the right name for your little bundle. Some people I come right out and ask “what does that name mean?” not in a rude way just my curiosity gets the best of me. I never have been meet with anything but moms and dads who are overjoyed to share why they chose the name and what it means. I love some people’s choice to go outside of the names like Matthew and Madison (nothing wrong with those names just a few of the ones I hear the most often!!) One mom named all three of her little girls after flowers because she herself was named after a flower, some chose a name that is mixture of both parents names mixed up to make a unique name that I have never heard before. I think it is wonderful that we as parents get this honour. So when I was meet by rude comments and harsh words by my loves family and then to my astonishment my own mom! I was sadden, We chose a name we both fell in love with, it fit with us and it was the one we just couldn’t stop thinking about. It brought us both down to hear people we care for found this name so disgusting? It wasn’t a name we had never heard before, the meaning of it is strength and courage, what parents would not want their child to have strength in times of toughness or have courage to go out into the world and be who they are and love what they do? It has puzzled me that this two letter name has caused such uproar?!? Have any of you had such drama around your choice of name?