Prompt: Do you know the meaning of your name, and why your parents chose it? Do you think it suits you? What about your children’s names?
When I thought about this prompt I knew what the derivative of my name was and where it came from, but then I thought I would check a few places and see what the general meaning was. What I found of course is many different meanings. So I decided I wouldn’t list the characteristics because there are so many variations.
Instead I thought I would write what I would like my name to mean. I actually have three names, Diane Linda Susan.
I would like it to mean someone who deeply loves and cares for her family and friends. I would like it to mean someone who questions many things in life and never blindly does anything without weighing the validity and consequences of doing so.
I would like it to mean someone who makes mistakes but tries to rectify them and seek forgiveness when necessary.
A fierce defender and a loyal friend is among some of the traits I would hope it would mean.
That God would find a person with my name acceptable in His sight, would be something I would seek.
There are I guess many things I would hope a person with my name would possess, but I’ve listed a few that came immediately to my mind….