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Old December 5th, 2012, 05:32 PM   #1
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Ever thought naming your child after a historical person?


Has it ever crossed your mind to name your child after a historical person you like? If so who and why?
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Old December 5th, 2012, 06:49 PM   #2

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Yes George Washington but I don't like either names for my kid haha
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Old December 5th, 2012, 06:53 PM   #3

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I have. My first son is name William Travis of Texas History fame.
I know all about his personal, private and career, but I felt he displayed
a great amount of courage and fortitude during his time at the Alamo.
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I can safely say no, it never crossed my mind.
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Never thought of naming my children after anyone famous but if my son was a female when he was born he would have been named "Athena" after the Greek Goddess.
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Hmmm little Adolf?
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Has it ever crossed your mind to name your child after a historical person you like? If so who and why?
It's a common tradition in Italy and in general among Catholics around the world to give to children a name taken from the list of the saints.

Some saints have been real famous historical personages.

For example the Italian name "Luigi" comes from Saint Luis [among the Luis of the past there is also King Luis IX had made saint by the Church].

Then there are the names taken from the Bible [the Evangelists are considered historical personages by the Christians, just to say], so that Luke, Mark, John, Jack ... and the apostles ... then we've got Paul, Steven, Timothy ... and many others.

P.S. "Alessandro" [from Alexander], also in its female version "Alessandra" is really a common choice.

Not to remember all the "Elisabetta" [Elizabeth] you can meet here.
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It's a common tradition in Italy and in general among Catholics around the world to give to children a name taken from the list of the saints.

Some saints have been real famous historical personages.

For example the Italian name "Luigi" comes from Saint Luis [among the Luis of the past there is also King Luis IX had made saint by the Church].

Then there are the names taken from the Bible [the Evangelists are considered historical personages by the Christians, just to say], so that Luke, Mark, John, Jack ... and the apostles ... then we've got Paul, Steven, Timothy ... and many others.

P.S. "Alessandro" [from Alexander], also in its female version "Alessandra" is really a common choice.

Not to remember all the "Elisabetta" [Elizabeth] you can meet here.
Something similar happens in Latin America. Many men are named Jesus.
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Something similar happens in Latin America. Many men are named Jesus.
I noted that.

In Italy that's really rare, probably because here Jesus sounds "Gesų" and it's a strong accented name [Italians don't use accented names, or we use them rarely like "Marilų"].
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Hmmm little Adolf?

Judas and Adolf two very underused names, i just cant think why.
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