Friday, February 6, 2015

All In A Name

Over the last few days, I have been thinking about names, what goes into a name, does the name have anything to do with their qualities. I decided to look up the kids names, English and Hebrew. The definitions I found came from and

Ian Alexander (Yitzhak Avraham) In English and Hebrew the meaning of the name Ian is Gift from G-d. Yitzhak is a biblical figure. Yitzhak originates in the Hebrew language and means "one who brings laughter". The numerological analysis represents people, who are creative, initiators, dynamic, ambitious, leaders, with determination, motivation and good perception. Sincere people, pay attention to details. Do not like to take orders, individualistic, with strong confidence. Have a tendency to dominance. Alexander can come from Greek meaning to defend, help man. The numerological analysis represents people who are impulsive, instinctive, like changes, dynamic, need freedom and space with unconventional personality. Able to do several things at once, adaptive, charismatic and acceptable in society. Have a sense of distinction and a sense of criticism. Like freedom and tend to lack a sense of time. Like anything some of this fits Ian and some of it does not...given his disease some of this fit when he was younger and is not possible to fit anymore while some of it never fit. But I guess some of it is all part of the name game anyway. The one thing that has not changed with Ian and the meanings of his names is one who brings laughter. And boy does he still ...laugh little man, laugh and continue to make us laugh.  As well our time with him has certainly been a gift from G-d.

Becca Jordan (Bryna Yosepha) When looking up the name Becca, it states it is the nickname for Rebecca…for us this is NOT the case. Her given name is Becca. However in order to find a definition, I had to go with Rebecca. The Hebrew and American meaning of Rebecca is captivating (to attract and hold the attention or interest of); knotted cord. Bryna - variant form of Brune, from Yiddish, meaning "brown" or from the German mane Brunhild, meaning "fighter in armor, warrior". In American the meaning of Jordan is the river of judgment. The Hebrew meaning is to flow down. Yosepha is the female form of the name Yoseph. The numerological analysis represents decent people with a sense of justice, lovers of justice and honesty, philanthropists and believe in equality. Practical, like home but also work. A little shy, with lots of energy. Their negative side is the need to prove themselves. Afraid of failure and will do everything to succeed, may be overly ambitious. The definitions of Becca (Rebecca), Bryna, Jordan and Yosepha all hit Becca right on, in many, different ways. She holds the definitions in her and does not even know it…to me just like the definitions of her names…she will go places.

Both Ian and Becca, show strength in all they do and need to concur on a daily basis...continue to do so...

Treasure yesterday, Dream of tomorrow, but Live for today.

Now my challenge for those reading the and share how you have seen the kids fit in their name meanings....Brian and I can't wait to read your stories.

1 comment:

Marci Scher said...

Lisa Reid Miller Keegan Reid Ellen- Keegan is Irish for fire, Reid is Scottish for red haired, and Ellen is English for light. These 3 names so fit my girl, Keegan Holler-Miller!
Logan Scott Harrison- Logan is Irish for meadow, Scott is English for Scotman and Harrison is English for son of Harry. Logan Miller is no frills, like a meadow and Scottish on both sides.
Liam Declan Edward- Liam is Irish for protector, Declan is Irish for man of goodness and Edward is English for wealthy guardian. Liam is my little protector and has such a good sense of taking care of people

Kendra Bober This is so beautiful Marci, I have tears in my eyes...I can't wait to come back and read, and add my post.