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about choosing an American baby name. The origins of American names,
first and surnames. We
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In their search for an American Name
people become interested in researching their own surname or
family name and First Name. We have therefore included this
information to meet the requests of our visitors.
are complicated. The meanings and origins of British surnames
have been described and are certainly not without complications.
These British surnames were taken to America and became American
surnames. Now add to this the other surnames that derive from
many other countries in the World and we have a vast amount of
possible derivations of American surnames! Many US surnames have retained the form that they had in other
countries. But the origins of many other American surnames were
changed so that American speakers would find them easier to
pronounce and spell. And, of course, Native American surnames
can also be added to increase the complexities of American
surnames. American surnames embody all the surnames of the world.
Tracing American surnames is a difficult task. Please refer to Genealogy
for helpful information regarding how to trace ancestors and
gain more information into tracing the meanings and origins of
Importance of the First Name!
We respond to our name throughout our lives. People associate
us with our first name, it forms part of our identity. They help to distinguish us from one to another. Other
people gain immediate and sometimes totally subconscious views
of people, just from hearing a name they can
therefore give us a distinct advantage in life, or conversely, a
disadvantage! The choice of a US Baby name is, therefore, incredibly important.
And those of us who choose a baby's name are taking on
a responsible task!
meanings of American Names
Meanings of a name is only really
important to the person that they belong to! They
are not actually interesting to anyone else! To give credence to
this statement ask yourself the following questions...
answer for the vast majority of people will be a resounding
"No!". They are, however,
interesting when trying to decide upon a specific American Baby
Name. If you are
undecided perhaps the meaning of an American baby name would help you make a
The origins of this these include place names,
names related to
mythology and history, origins from colours, plants and
other types of nature, Fictional origins, historical origins, characteristic
and religious origins. We then move on to the American Baby Name
genre which can be classed as Descriptive, Place, Speciality and finally unique (or created
about American Names!
At one time or
another most of us have posed some the following questions about
our own names...
does my name mean?
Why did my
parents choose the name?
any strong family connections to my name?
my name originate?
Why was I
given such a popular name?
Why was I
given such an unusual name?
baby name shall I give to my baby?
name suit my
baby? Should it be traditional, unusual, unique, exotic, popular
or cool? Will it be suitable throughout all life phases ( "A Name isn't just for a birthday - it's for life!").
Will it be appropriate throughout a full life cycle starting with baby - toddler - school child - teenager - young adults - parents - middle age - retirement and
ending with old age. Will it suit a pensioner as well as a baby? Will the schoolchild be teased
mercilessly about a name? What will your baby think of your choice?
is at hand when making a choice from an American Baby Name!
The various sections included in www. babynames.
org. uk accessed
via the Site Map will provide answers
to all of your questions regarding the choice of first-names.
And our exclusive Name Evaluator
will help you avoid any of the many pitfalls!
to know more?
information about surnames can be found by clicking the following links:
Irish baby names
Scottish baby names
Welsh baby names
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