My mother named all of us 5 kids with the meanings of our names in mind. [name]Ever[/name] since childhood, I have taken the meanings of both my first and middle names to heart, and they have truly become my identity. Because of this, I really take a hard look at the meanings of names before considering them for my children.
Does anyone else have similar opinions to the meaning of names, or do you think that individuals can find a sense of identity beyond the meaning of their name, or in their name at all?
For example, my name means “[name]Free[/name] [name]Spirit[/name]” and “Overcomer”, and I have always felt that I already possess the strength to overcome hardship. One of the names I like, [name]Everly[/name], means “From the Boar [name]Meadow[/name]”. Would a girl named [name]Everly[/name] feel disconnected to her name because of the meaning?