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?
I know the meaning of my name. My parents chose it for several reasons. I am junior to my father. The name, Edward in history means “rich guard,” derived from the Old English elements ead “rich, blessed” and weard “guard.” In the Filipino culture I have two first names. My second first name is Gabriel. I was given this name because of the angel, Gabriel. The name, Gabriel in history means “strong man of God,” who was one of the seven archangels in Hebrew tradition. I believe my first name suits me well. I consider myself very blessed. I try to protect those who are less fortunate and those who cannot protect themselves by playing the devils advocate in every situation. I am also a strong believer in God. I do not take the stories in the bible literally, I believe they are lessons to be learned and provide good morals and values to stand by. For the world is a dangerous place and the bible leads people to the light, towards a just and righteous world. I have no children and have not given much thought to their names yet.
***Identity: n. 1) The fact of being who or what a person or thing is. 2) A close similarity or affinity.