30 Days to Happiness: N is for: 8 Reasons I Want Your Name

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I like to play the game of collecting names, attaching some information about the person to the name, and then trying to remember the name. It’s part of my work, but it’s an exercise in using my mind, as well as an exercise in reaching out to others. Our names are important to us, and by sharing our names we put value on people. It is definitely a work in progress. I’ll let you know how it goes.

8 Reasons I Want Your Name

1. When I know your name, my mind creates a file to put all of the interesting information I learn about you.

2. When I know your name, I acknowledge that you are an individual, a special person to the Lord.

3. Knowing your name brings us a step closer to friendship.

4. If I know your name, I can use it, and that puts value on you.

5. Your name is important to you.

6. If I feel like praying for you, I have a name to use.

7. It’s fun to see if you look like your name.

8. It might give us something to talk about.

So friend, what is your name? Do you like your given name? Do you have a nickname? I am guessing many of you know what your name means, and that means something to you. Feel free to share. You can just call me “Princess.”

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14 Responses

  1. My given name is Michael D. Holt but growing up my whole family called me Mickey. I stopped going by that name when I was in third grade and it is on the list of things I would change – or not change – were I given the op to go back and change something. There were so many “Michael’s” on line when I got my first email and I did not want a number attached – like my name I wanted it to be unique – and mickholt was born. You’ll see that more often associated with me except on FB than you will Michael.

    • And what do they call you at home? Didn’t you ever get Mike? Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Lovely. I do this too but have not seen it so clearly expressed. Feel the same way about names.

    In answer to your question, my given name was Antonia Althea Malvino and that means “Precious” and “Healer” and finally, “Malvino” and ancient Ligurian word meaning “Tendency toward awe; an awe inspiring view or vista.”

    Thanks Princess. I enjoyed this.

    • I love the meaning of your names! They are well, actually, awe inspiring!

  3. Hi, friends! I’m testing to see if comments are working here. I want to hear from you. Have a great day!

  4. My name, Melinda, has several meanings including gentle and lovely. When I was younger, I didn’t really like my name but as time passed it seems fitting. Once in awhile someone calls me Mel or Moe. I tend to answer to anything that is kind.

    And, just for the record, your comments seem to be working fine.

    • Gentle, lovely Mel. I love making new friends with lovely people. Thanks for reading. I’m hopping over to find your blog!

  5. it’s candy, this name is from a charactor of a carton named: Candy Candy, who have positive though and kind heart and indenpence and cute too, i really like her, so i use it as my english name. but for my chinese name, it’s easy to remember too, Lu-Feng Chu, my last name Chu, it means orange color, it also a king’s last name. and for Lu Feng, Lu means six, Feng, means phoenix, because i am the sixth girl in my family so my parent gave me that name, isn’t it pretty easy to remember. i have a photo gallery in Fb, i name it “i love phoenix”~

    • I had a friend named Candy in high school. It’s a perfect name for a fun person that you seem to be! So glad to have a friend from far away! Have you ever been to the USA? I’m sure you have many fun stories from being the sixth girl!

  6. I love your post. My name is Tiana and it also means “Princess”. I remember loving my name in kindergarten because no one else had it and it was so short. πŸ™‚ I felt sorry for the Elizabeths and Jennifer’s, etc. πŸ™‚ Five letters and two of them were the same! Win-win. πŸ™‚

    • I love your name, Tiana! Another princess. So glad you found me here.

  7. I’m Marianne, a combo of Mary and Anne. No middle name. My dad’s name is Klinedale. Funny story about here. Klinedale was my K post. πŸ™‚
    Popping in from the a-z!

  8. Hi Sharon, my name is Christina Maria Moore – you know me as Tina – I guess I clicked here from FB and am enjoying a quiet, stuffed, Easter afternoon rest reading some of your blog…super neat! I was named after my two grandmothers and have always been called Tina except for a few times in college πŸ™‚ Once I became a Christian my full name meant much more to me since the Greek meaning is anointed!! Now back to grading papers-Spring break is over πŸ™‚ blessings and love to you all!

    • Tina, It is so awesome to hear from you.I never thought about Tina coming from “Christina.” We miss you here in Myrtle Beach. It sounds like you are teaching again. I hope all is well. I enjoy seeing the pictures of you with your children and grandchildren. Thanks for reading my blog!

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