Behind the name

May-Button-ClaireyWhat’s in a name?

I’ve always loved my name.  Yes I know it’s very Aussie, but did you know that Matilda is not traditionally an Australian name?  It’s actually German.  It means Might & Battle.

My parents chose this name, because it was different, it was Australian, but also it was pronounced the same in English and Spanish.

I’ve never met another Matilda my age before.  Yes there are lots of little Matilda’s, but still to this day (and I’ll be 34 in June), I’ve never met a Matilda that is around my age.  Why? I’m not too sure.

My daughters name is Kayla.  My son’s name Miles.  I actually had the opposite sex name picked out first before we found out what we were having.

If Kayla were a boy, she’d have been a Caleb.
If Miles were a girl, he’d have been a Miley.

Future kids, not sure yet.

Just because a baby name book tells you the meaning of your name, doesn’t mean it describes you.

I am a runner.
I am a photographer.
I am a designer.
I am a blogger.
I love the colour orange.
I love the smell of the earth after it rains.
I love cheese.
I love to sing.
I love to read.
I have imperfections.
I am temperamental.
I can get emotional.
I am human, I have flaws.
Take it or leave it.
But this is who I am.

Stay true to you. Someone else might choose your name, but you get to choose how to define your name. So live life how you want to live it.

Be happy, Be Beautiful, Be YOU.

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Do you like your name?
Do you know the meaning of your name?
Names you love?