Re: How important is the meaning of a name to you?
I wouldn't say meaning really matters to me as much as the association. Generally our kids' names have some sort of positive association for me, such as Harper ( one of my favorite books is is To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee ). We plan to name our upcoming daughter Lucy. My husband and I both really liked the name, partially because one of our favorite songs is " Lucy " by the band Skillet. The song itself is sad, but we loved the name. I just looked it up today to see what the meaning was out of curiosity and it means " light ", as well as St. Lucia was the patron saint of the blind. Even if it had had a negative meaning I don't think it would have changed our minds...she's still going to be Lucy :-)
Trish...wife to my truck driver and part-time farmer husband, mama to 6 boys ages 16, 13, 8, 6, 3, and 1 1/2...and our first princess due in January 2014!!!