Naming styles and parenting.
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September 22nd, 2010, 11:07 PM
Team Blue Mama of Two
Join Date: Dec 2007
what do you think a naming style says about you as a person or as a parent?
I think it can reflect the PERSONALITY of the parent, and perhaps the ethnic background you are coming from, but I don't think it says much about you as a PARENT. Your actions speak louder in that department than what you choose to name your child.
Do you think a naming style reflects who you are as a person and who you hope your children will in turn become?
I think that the way I went about choosing my son's name reflect who I am as a person (biblical and family references). The fact that I chose a biblical fn for my son reflects my hope and desire for him to follow in the religious faith of his parents.
Do your choices in anyway reflect how you parent/will parent?
I think an emphasis on family relationships and the importance of our faith are both reflected in the name I chose for my son. As for my actual parenting style, I don't think what I choose to name my son really plays into that.
Do you have judgements or opinions on those who have an opposite naming style of your own?
I am pretty tolerant of other people's naming styles... I hear a lot of names as a teacher! The only time I feel judgemental is if the name is an obvious target for teasing, or if a name has been "creatively" spelled to the point of ridiculousness.
If you have children, does the image of the name on a child in your mind fit your actual child?
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