A name is a name right? Just a label by which to call a person/object something. Well maybe to you, but for me it’s much more. It’s a sense of your identity. When I think about names, I immediately remember people I have known with the same name, and based on my experiences with them, I either like the name or dislike the name.
My name in real life, you gasp at the realisation that my name isn’t Olorin, is quite unique. It’s a name that most people have heard of, but very rarely give to their children. I like it – the fact it is associated with a famous movie tough guy adds to my appreciation of it.
And the importance of names is even more apparent these days as my wife and I think of what to call our baby. Not knowing the sex doesn’t help us any, we have to think up of a boys name and girls name, but just finding a name for one gender is hard enough. We’ve been though the “10,000 Baby Names” book, been to numerous online name sites, paid extra attention to the names of babys born around us and still we haven’t really settled on a name we like. Well, not really. I’ve got a boys name that I quite like and I’m in the process of wearing down my wife to accepting it. Wish me luck.
On the side, what are your suggestions for a boys or girls name?