Saturday, August 22, 2009

Names?

Thanks for all the great book suggestions. I've already reserved some of them at the library. Ya'll should really go take a look here.

OK, now how about some name suggestions for the little girl in Ethiopia we are adopting? I am stumped.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Names for what?

Charissa said...

Just clarified. Thanks.

JUST A MOM said...

Selah is my favorite girl name at the moment, but all of your kids names are precious!

Selah Urban- BEAUTIFUL ;)

Milena said...

Your children have such nice names - it's hard to match! I think it should be "soft" though, with no hard sounds like T, R or K, just like the others. Maybe Ella or Molly or Sissela or Naomi?

(Remember, I'm foreign, so I don't know what might sound old-fashioned)

Loren Stow said...

Traditionally, in Africa, children are given names with meanings. For example, Faith, Hope, Precious, Dolly. Other ideas may be Malika (meaning Queen), Tisha (strong willed), Imena (dream).
Good luck choosing a name!!

Brooke and Brian said...

I like the names Brooke and Brooklyn :) Also like Christa, Paige, and Madison.

Anonymous said...

Are you using her African name as a middle name? In other words is there something we need to 'match'? I always go to 2 sources:

http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/
(use this to avoid getting a name that is too popular)

http://www.babynames.com/Names/search.php
(It allows searching by beginning or ending sounds)

I'll think about it and let you know if I come up with anything.

Jan

Anonymous said...

3 names come to me when I see your daughter from Africa- Lucy,Grace and Kendra.
Kendra Grace
Lucy Grace

rita from georgia said...

Ruth or Ruthie i saw a tee shirt the other day that said i love my baby ruth. it was the little brother and big sisters of the baby.

Empty Arms said...

I love the name Faith

Deb D. said...

Charissa:

The name Yenee (pronounced like Renee) is Ethiopian for "Mine". :-)

The "Mine" certainly can (and does!) refer to the Lord, but can also show how you all recognize her as your's.

:-)

Anonymous said...

We named our adopted daughter HANNAH....means " child of God " love this name


Barbara

Kelsie said...

If you actually want to look up African names and their meanings:

http://www.behindthename.com/nmc/afr.php

I only looked through a few of them. But my favorites were "Adanna" - "Daddy's girl", and "Amara" - "grace".

jennell said...

Lily

Anonymous said...

Pearl! :-)

Michelle said...

Charissa, I think she looks like an Audrey :o) Audrey Urban...I think it sounds cute with Ava's name and all of the other kiddo's too :o)

Take care,
Michelle (RR)