Now there’s a name for ya! — #1

I’ve been thinking about names a lot here lately and thought I’d share some of my favorites.  The problem is that I absolutely love names and I have a super hard time choosing favorites.  So, I thought I’d start with the letter A and work my way through the alphabet doing a post every Friday.  How does that sound?

GIRL
Anika — very beautiful
Adriel — follower of God
Aimee — beloved
Adrianna — dark woman from the sea
Anya/Anja —
 graceful
Adelaide — noble and kind
Ashtony — (surname) meaning unknown
Ariadne — the holy one
Andraya — trusted by God
Antonia/Antoinette — beyond price, praiseworthy
Aurelia — golden
Amberleigh/Amberly — meaning unknown

BOY
Adrian — dark, rich
Alekzandr — protector of men
Axel — source of all life
Aaron — exalted
Andre — strong, manly
Allen — handsome, fair
Asher — blessed, happy
Aidan — little fiery one

Now, you must understand that I’m not compiling a list of potential names for future children.  While most of these names I wouldn’t mind giving to my own children, there are a few that I wouldn’t.  As some of my readers may know, I consider myself a bit of a writer… and some of my characters will end up with these names.  Just thought I’d clarify. 😉

Anyway, if you enjoyed this post, please leave a comment and let me know!  Or share some of your favorite “A-names” with me; I’m always interested in hearing what names other people like! 🙂

And be sure to come back for another post next Friday! 🙂

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About Aerykah

I'm a 26-year-old Christian homeschool graduate from Oklahoma, USA. I thoroughly enjoy reading, writing, and photography... among other things. ;)
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24 Responses to Now there’s a name for ya! — #1

  1. Sarah says:

    Oh I love those! And my favorite a names..for a girl: Amber-fierce. Aubrey – Elf wisdom. Great. 😀

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  2. Rayleigh Ann says:

    That is a really neat idea, I too am pretty fond of names…My favorite A names for girls are probably Ann(not just because it is my middle name, even if it wasn’t I am sure it would still be a fav:-)) and Auraylia. Ann means Gracious, but I have no idea what Auraylia means…..I have looked it up on several sites but can’t find it…..to be honest, I think I could have made it up…..
    As for boys, I love the name Aaron as well and Austin.

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  3. Grace says:

    These are some great names! Understandable your trying to clarify that these are “character” names. To find new names for characters, or period names for historical characters, I actually look on sites meant for choosing names for children. 😀

    Have a great weekend!
    Grace

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  4. Whoa this is cool! 🙂
    Some of my favorite girl names are Angela (messenger from God); Evangeline (bearer of good news); Hannah (favor/grace of God); Elisabeth (consecrated to God) and Olysea (defender of mankind – and this has nothing to do with it being my middle name, I used to hate it because I know a boy named Alexander which means the same thing)
    And boy names………….. I guess I’ve never thought about that much. Richard (powerful/strong ruler); Aidan (like you); Orlando (renowned in the land – ha ha ha ha HA ;D); Nicholas (victorious), and Elijah/Elias (the LORD is my God) 🙂

    Awesome list!

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  5. Heather says:

    Great idea of posting names of each letter of the alphabet! 😉 I really like some of the names you posted: Adriel, Adrianna, Aaron, Aidan, Alekzandr (‘cept I’d probably spell it Alexander 😉 ). A few other of my favorite A names are Abigail, Anne, and Andrew.
    ~Heather

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    • Aerykah says:

      Thank you, Heather! 🙂
      My nephew’s middle name is Alexander & I really like it! But I just fell in love with the Russian spelling: Aleksandr. Then I decided to trade the “S” for “Z”… Can’t decide which way I prefer it. 😉
      Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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  6. This is awesome, Aery! And you could have knocked me over with a feather when I saw Aurelia on your list, since that’s the name of a main character in the book I’m writing now! Talk about ESP! ;p

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