Namelee [Daily Prompt: Name that… You!]

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?  Photographers, artists, poets: show us IDENTITY.

via Daily Prompt: Name that… You!.

I never really knew the meaning of my name.  Lisa means God’s promise and it comes from Elisabeth, Elizabeth.  “God’s Promise” seems pretty deep.  What is in a name really?  Who gives it that meaning?  Was my name a word used in language that they decided would be good to call someone?  Was the first person named Lisa extraordinary and full of God’s promise?  Did the person give the meaning to the name or did the name suit the person?

How could one really tell?  I was given my name at birth without a possibility of knowing what kind of person I would become.  When your parents name you, are you expected to live up to your name’s meaning?  I don’t think all parents name their children with the name’s meaning in mind.  I think it’s more of what sounds they like and if the names are cute or stand for something that exists in their family already.

From what I understand, my mother wanted to name me Christina.  My father wanted to name me Nina or Gina.  Neither parent liked their choice.  I don’t know how they arrived at Lisa.  I just remember my mother saying she liked the letter L.

I never liked my name.  I don’t know a lot of people who do. It is odd because you really can’t name yourself and you aren’t named based on your life or personality because it just started and no one has an idea yet of who you will be.  Does it suit me?  A lot of people call me Lee.  I like Lee.  I don’t know if I feel like a Lisa but then again how can you feel a name or feel a sound?  I think names are meant to identify ourselves and separate one from another so there is less confusion anyway.

And, in my research for the meaning of my name I found this on UrbanDictionary.com which I thought was really funny.

Lisa means : An intelligent and sexy female with LUSCIOUS physical features. Usually attracts weird guys named David who do absolutely NOTHING for her, but she still remains independent.

This is funny to me because I am Luscious Lee and my boyfriend’s name is Dave!  He does it all for me though so that is untrue but what a coincidence!

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2 comments on “Namelee [Daily Prompt: Name that… You!]

  1. Pingback: What’s in a name? | Natasha's Memory Garden

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