Okay, let's talk names, specifically my names :P
Our kids are Lotus and Phoenix. Lotus was five days old when we named her and Phoenix earned his name by dying and being revived. Also, with Phoenix I wanted a name that had an X in it, had something to do with mythology, and had something to do with the sun. His name was perfect!
Our naming requirements are that it's a word in English that has a clear symbol for tattoos, quilts, murals, etc. Lotus has lotus stuff and Phoenix has phoenix stuff. We don't like "name meanings", like "Sarah, it means Lily" because to us, Sarah means Sarah and Lily means Lily. It's our thing and it works for us.
(I feel that I should mention that we live in a place where weird names are totally common and they're hardly going to get singled out for being hippie kids - no more than Wake, Treat, Leaf, Rhubarb, Clover, Copper, Pearl, or Coconut, to name a *few*)
I was wanting Luna for this baby if she's a girl - I like it, it goes nicely with our L last name, and it's sky, so no overlapping elements (lotus = water, phoenix = fire) (that's not important but I thought it was a neat feature of the name). But then we were looking in a symbol book and saw that lotuses and phoenixes both represent death and rebirth while the moon mostly just represents death and the spirit world. Now, we're not normally supersistious, but after our first two having rough starts we don't want a name that has anything to do with death, especially if it doesn't include rebirth! It might be silly - it is silly - but it is what it is. My husband wasn't sold on Luna anyway :p
SO! If a name ever pops into your head and you think, "That weird, wordy mama on my birth board might like this name", please suggest it! Because seriously, naming people is hard.
Edited by reneekangaroo - 5/15/13 at 9:31am