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Christian Name or First Name?
English speaking tend to refer to first-names as
Christian names'. This is the definition we will use for
the purpose of the majority of information supplied on
this page. For additional information regarding other
Christian religion origins please go to
Biblical Baby Names. Click
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Biblical Symbolism of the Stork.
Smith? Not any more!!
A first or Christian name has been used since man was
first able to communicate. Try to imagine living in a
society that did not use any names!
Surnames did not really
catch on until the 12th century. The practice of
referring to people by their surnames has dramatically
decreased in the last fifty years. The custom of using a
person's title has also diminished, once again, in
favour of using first-names. Society has changed. It has
become less formal. The change in Christian name usage
began in America and reflected the move to equality
between classes and sexes. Our Christian, or first, name
is what we are, now, commonly known by.
Importance of Christian Names!
We will respond to our Christian Name throughout our
lives. People associate us with our Christian 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. Our Christian name can therefore
give us a distinct advantage in life, or conversely, a
disadvantage! These are, therefore, incredibly
important. And those of us who choose a Christian name
for a baby are taking on a responsible task!
meanings of Christian-names
Meanings are only really important to the person that
they belong to! Christian name meanings are not actually
interesting to anyone else! To give credence to this
statement ask yourself the following questions...
- Do I know the meanings of my parents name?
- Do I know the meanings of my partner's name?
The answer for the vast majority
of people will be a resounding "No!". Christian name
meanings are, however, marginally interesting when
trying to decide upon baby-names. If you are undecided
perhaps the first name meaning would help you make a
final decision. Because of the relative lack of interest
in Christian name meanings their importance is fairly
minimal when choosing first names. The definitions and
the meanings can be found in the section of this site
dedicated to Baby Name Meanings and the World of Names
where lists of first names from all over the world can
be found together with their first name meanings and
Christian Name shall I give to my baby?
A Christian name is the very first present that we give
to our baby. It's a present that they will probably keep
and hear everyday for the rest of their lives! Choosing
baby names can be a real minefield! Will the name suit
the baby? Should the Christian name be traditional,
unusual, unique, exotic, popular or cool? Will the
Christian name be suitable throughout all life phases (
"A Name isn't just for a birthday - it's for life!").
Will the Christian name 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 the Christian
name suit a pensioner as well as a baby? Will the
schoolchild be teased mercilessly about a Christian
name? What will your baby think of your choice?
is at hand!
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 a Christian
names. And our exclusive Name Evaluator will help you
avoid most of the many pitfalls!