Yes, this early.
Actually, I have a thing for concocting baby names. I had suggested names for my former colleagues’ soon-to-be-born babies — and ended up being a godmother for two of them.
I’ve always considered giving a person his or her name, or title at that, is one of the most important yet challenging things a parent or someone can do. A baby cannot have just any name; it has to have a meaning (a beautiful meaning, I should say) and a reason. It should suit him or her physically, psychologically, in all aspects. The name the child carries shapes the way he or she will become in the future.
(Sidenote: I had a former colleague once who changed the name of her baby because he was sickly. Upon the change of name, he’s growing up to be a healthy baby boy.)
When I was still in school, I’ve already imagined giving my son or daughter this name or that name. A combination of two names, always, since I have two given names myself. I wanted a unique combination, something other people won’t think of formulating.
Discussions with my partner has led me to one name, each for a boy and a girl.
To be honest, I hope this has copyright. No copying, okay? Haha!
If it’s a boy, his name will be Johann Siegfried. The second name was something my SO liked. He got that from Soul Calibur, the knight who had an unbelievably really big sword. This German name means “victory-peace.” Johann, on the other hand, was something I thought of to go with it. A variation of “John,” it means “God is gracious.”
Sounds like he’s going to grow up a tough man. Hopefully.
If it’s a girl (which will make my future in-laws really happy since they don’t have a granddaughter yet), her name will be Rinoa Skye. Actually, I have come up with tons of name combinations for girls lately, which included the name Lauren Haley and Cassandra. The former combo, which means “laurel-crowned hero,” was one that I had loved for the longest time, until the day I was hired at a company called Lauren Silva. Hmm, great. They might think I got her name from them. Hmp.
Cassandra is in the same vein as Siegfried. She is a character in Soul Calibur as well. My SO was kind of convinced of this name, however we had a hard time looking for a second name to go with this one that means “enchantress” or the tragic character in Greek mythology.
Skye, with a meaning that is too obvious, was liked by my SO. Rinoa, a character in Final Fantasy, is actually a play of the name Lenore, or “light.” In Wikipedia, Rinoa was originally to be named Lenore. Since each of the characters in that Final Fantasy represented a certain element (Cloud, Squall, etc.), Rinoa was equivalent to the (sun) light. Well, Rinoa Skye sounds unique and nice.
Both boy and girl names also have another meaning: “born to gaming geek parents.” Yes, I play Soul Calibur, but I wouldn’t want to name my son Kilik…
There goes another entry from the blogger whose two given names means “one who is like God” and “God is gracious.” My close friends know what those names are.
Incidentally, a celebrity couple plans to name their soon-to-be-born baby with that same name as mine. Tsk, no originality. My mom thought of that first. 😉