Where did your name come from?

September 27, 2011 at 2:31 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Where did your name originate, like how did your parent(s) choose to name you? This was a question that has been popping-up lately in conversations, which is the reason I decided to do a topic on this. I have been asked this many times what is my full name and what it means. I’m always excited to share this as it’s very meaningful and personal to me. Before I share this answer, I would like to bring up the history of names. I found this great site…

Origins and Meaning of Names, from mayrand.org
“…Historically, names have served as a fingerprint of life, perhaps a basic clue to one’s personality. Knowledge of naming practices in our ancestral country of origin can help us trace our respective families back to a village or a place, tell us their occupation, or it can give us an idea about what our ancestors looked like..

That is what I did one day. I searched my last name “Monteagudo”, which originates in Spain. This is where my great-grandparents immigrated from to the Philippines. It means “pointed” (agudo) “mountain” (monte) according to ancestry.com.

People ask how I got my first name, which is Salvador (sal for short)! I told them that my parents got it from a Catholic Calender (see other Philippine Baby Names) in the Philippines, which they have names for each day throughout the year. I saw this as a kid and thought it was cool. I hold dearly the meaning of my name, which is “savior” (see wikipedia & babynamesworld.parentsconnect.com). I don’t deserve the capital “S” in “savior” as that belongs to Jesus Christ Himself, who is the true “Savior“!

With this, do you think your name serves a purpose or destiny in your life? What do you feel is yours?

Favorite Names from Around the World

https://www.youtube.com/v/IyudaBRyO4M?version=3&hl=en_US

more…
http://life.goodnewseverybody.com/purpose.html

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