Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Name Game

Micah doesn't like the name Angela anymore. I think that he worries that people will make the immediate connection to the Angela who was my best friend's Mom. He has recently suggested:
  • Danika
  • Natania (female variation of nathaniel, meaning "gift of God". Would be in line with both of our Hebrew-originating names)
  • Eden
These names spare the risk of her being associated with other people, I guess. But I've never met anybody with any of those names, and I am not too sure about weird names. Don't want my child growing up thinking she has to be strange because she has an oddly unique name!

The shame is that so many normal names we like are ruined by people with that name. Like Angelina, which would always bring to mind Angelina Jolie. Or Isabella, which makes me think of Twilight. At least all of the Angelas that we have known have been people we like!

1 comment:

  1. Or, what about Danika Patrick, the race car driver who skanks around for GoDaddy?
    Eden sounds male to me.
    So, Natania is the only one of these three I would even consider. She would have "Nat" as a nickname, and be associated with Nat King Cole.
    Keep looking....