The motivation for selecting a baby name comes from varied resources. The names can be family related or made up, to be unique! Baby names may have a figurative link or can be selected from within the family legacy. The practice of choosing the name of a dear one like mother, grand parent etc. too is quite common. Some parents go a step forward and have names selected long before the baby is born.
The important fact to remember while naming your baby is that it is going to remain with him/her to the end of their life. Popular baby names are easy to pronounce and has its advantages. A name affects a person positively and negatively. An odd name may place a teen in unpleasant situation. So names have to be chosen wisely. Choosing more than one name too is in practice.
A name with a good meaning is preferred by many people. Ancient Egyptians and Hebrews followed a practice of providing positive names to help their children to lead a balanced life. This system, considers the letters in our name influence what occurs to us in our lives.
A research from 2007-2008 shows that the most popular baby names in Britain and Wales belongs to classic than modern. Ten Baby boy names that came on top of the list are Jack, Thomas, Oliver, Joshua, Harry, Charlie, Daniel, William, James and Alfie. The top ten baby girl names are Grace, Ruby, Olivia, Emily, Jessica, Sophia, Chloe, Lily, Ella and Amelia. The information was gathered from the national statistics website and is genuine.
Originated from Jackin, Jack was a very common name in the middle ages. It became slang for man and was a popular name in fairy tales and nursery rhymes. Thomas is from Greek meaning ‘twin’. The name of the apostle who at first doubted the resurrection of Jesus bore the name, which resulted in its popularity in the Christian world. Oliver, with roots to Germany, means ‘elf army’. Joshua, the Hebrew name means ‘salvation’. Harry is an English version of Henry while Charlie is a short or feminine form of Charles. Daniel means ‘God is my judge’ and William is a Germanic name composed of ‘will, desire’ and ‘helmet, protection’. James is the English form of the Latin name Iacomus. Alfie is the smaller form of Alfred.
The most popular girl baby name with Grace on top is derived from the English word grace, which originally comes from Latin gratia. Ruby is popular due to the precious stone and Olivia, the Laitn word is famous for its Shakespearian character, meaning ‘Olive’. Emily is the feminine form of Aemilius. Jessica was first used in Shakespeare’s play. It is believed that he based the name on the biblical name Iscah. Sophia means ‘wisdom’, Chloe means ‘green shoot’ in Greek and Lily stands for purity. Ella is the Norman version of the German name Alia. Amelia is different form of Amalia and is popular, though at times it is confused with Emilia.
Names are not just names; they play a role in providing the bearer personality and confidence.