Before our third baby K- was born, Linda and I spent lots of time looking through baby name books and even phone books and professional directories, seeking inspiration. We also tried online baby name directories, but were uniformly unimpressed with their search technologies or how their results were displayed. None of them really helped us find a great name, though.
So I built my own name search tool, which is now, only 13 months after our baby was born (at home), integrated into the Attachment Parenting web site!
Look over to the right: below the different “Articles and Information” listings there’s now an entry called baby name dictionary. If you click on that link, you’ll find that you can quickly search through almost 10,000 different name meanings to find your best match, or even just to look up your name or you child’s name to see what it means.
Here are two definitions to get you started:
Dave: from David –> The beloved, the adored one. The famous Israelite king of the Bible, and the patron saint of Wales. Also see Davidson (origin: Biblical)
Linda: Pretty One (origin: Spanish) or Pretty. Also a nickname from Belinda (origin: Spanish)
Have a spin, see what you think, and let us know!