Thursday, January 20, 2011

What's in a name? Apparantly a lot!

When William Shakespeare wrote "What's in a name? that which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet.", he was WRONG!

Apparantly there is a LOT in the name... I mean, if names didn't mean anything, why don't we see more Duryodhanas, Prans (top Bollywood villain of his time), Hitlers, Voldemorts etc. around?

As parents, when we try to choose the perfect name for our child, we give them names which will express their character. And then we hope for the name to start influencing the child's personality.

That is exactly what hubby and I hoped when we named our kids Reya and Rithik...

Naming Reya (2004) 
After going through a million names, I fell in love with "Rea". I played with how it sounded and came up with Rea and Reya (Ray-ya, nor Riya or Rhea)! Then off I went researching the meaning of the names because hey, I didn't want to name my child after a serial killer or a pet food company.