Aug 28, 2014 09:00 AM
Your site has been my most visited site recently.
My wife and I are expecting a baby boy this fall (first child). However we got into a bit of confusion over a name we initially chosen. The name is Jayson Dallas Teo. We have chosen Jayson because he can be called Jay, for short. We like the middle name Dallas because it sounds like it’s for a sharp and witty person.
We recently have done a research on the meaning of the name and they don’t quite match up. Jayson (Jason)=a healer, and Dallas = a meadow dwelling. We need your advice to this matter. I look forward to your reply soon. Thanks
Ern & MM
Dear Ern & MM,
It makes no difference whether the meanings “match up” or not for the first and middle name of the child. As long as you and your partner agree on the names and love them, they can be used!
Remember, a child rarely goes by his or her middle name–unless they are in trouble!
Hope that helps.
Author Name: Claribel
Jul 23, 2014 09:58 AM
I just found out that I am expecting and my first reaction was to check out your website. I have a whole collection of names that I have saved in the back of my diaries and I am super excited to finally be able name someone other then my puppies and the characters I develop in my short stories. Over the years I have found your website very helpful compiling this list. Thanks for your hard work and dedication.
I have a quick questions: have you ever heard of the name Claribel? My favourite Latin American writer is Claribel Alegria. I noticed it is not in your database. What are your thoughts on this name?
Elizabeth A., Belize
Claribel is an alternate spelling of the name Clarabelle, a combination of the names Clara (Illustrious) and Belle (Beautiful).
You are very welcome for my hard work and dedication! I love names and love that you are using the site for your pets and fictional characters.
The name Levron
Jun 9, 2014 09:19 AM
My great-grandmother’s maiden name was Levron and I was wondering if you may have information about it. Could it be French? I know her family has ties with France.
Levron is originally a French surname, which is geographical for a family from Vron, France. Vron is a small village in the Picardy region in the north of the country. I couldn’t quite discern what the name is from, but it may be related to Verona, which means “Truth.”
My husband’s cousin’s name is ‘Chainie’. I have never heard of this name before until I met her. As far as I know this is not a nickname and is her actual first name. I could not find it on your website so I was wondering if you could shed some light on her name’s origin and/or meaning.
Sometimes you just have to sound it out! Chainie is an alternate spelling of the surname Cheney. (Remember, our Vice President under G.W. Bush?)
According to the Surname Database, the surname Cheney is from the Old French words “chesne, chesnai” meaning oak tree, oak grove. It is most likely a geographical surname, indicating that the family comes from a certain area of that name or where the oak trees grow.