What's in a name? - Quite a lot! If you are trying to contemplate what you should name your child, then please read this. Names are so important, we need to think them through!
Choose your baby's name carefully.
MOORESVILLE, NC - One thing I was taught by my parent's when I was going to have my first child was that it was extremely important to take great consideration in naming you child. There should be significant meaning to the name also that it portrays the name or variation of a saint.
An example of this was as my father was a member of the society of St. Vincent de Paul, therefore - I was named Vincent. With 10 children this has been a chore, albeit a loving one, at times.
Our first child's name was easy. My little sister Theresa Marie is a saint; she died on Christmas Day in 1963 at 5 months old. In memory of her, I named my first daughter Trisha Marie. My first son, on the other hand, who we thought was an easy one until it came time to actually name him, it became complicated quickly. By then we had several people giving us suggestions about how we should name him after family members, and this gave us pause. We ended up with two different well thought out names, but could not come to the absolute conclusion. My father-in-law suggested we flip a coin. We did - and he was named Stephen Charles - after the first martyr of the church and my father-in-law.
How did you choose your baby's name?
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