Meaning: She Heard
Meaning: Chastity, Fidelity
Meaning: Strong, Robust, Firm
Growing up, I never really liked my name, especially my middle name. I was fine with Symone, but I didn't understand how my mom could let my dad make my middle name Misao. Why not something like Marie? Something common. And yes, I really did think this way growing up.
As I got into my junior year in high school, I had a friend who fell in love with my middle name, and that is all she would call me. I didn't get it, until I realized how truly UNIQUE it was. No one else I have ever met has had that name, and why shouldn't I be proud of it? Because of that friend, I grew to love my name more.
Now, I am thankful for the name my parents have given me. It is unique, and I love it. I realize that thought was put into my name.
Being Mormon, most of the boys aged 19-21 serve a two-year mission. My dad served in Japan, hence where he got my middle name. I tried to think of reasons behind why he would name me that, and the one I thought of was that it was to be a symbol, kinda, on how to live my life. My whole name has different meanings, but together, I can use those meanings in my life.
If you haven't already, ask your parents the story behind your name. They are usually pretty awesome stories.
I hope my future children like their names as much as I have grown to like mine.