Help! Baby name debate
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|Fri, 06-18-2010 - 7:00pm|
We are having a girl this fall and have agreed on her name for several weeks now: Providence. Today hubby calls me saying he looked it up in the dictionary and it means God. He thinks it would be inappropriate to name our child God. Here is the most common definition:
/ˈprɒvɪdəns/ Show Spelled Show IPA
( often initial capital letter ) the foreseeing care and guidance of god or nature over the creatures of the earth.
( initial capital letter ) God, esp. when conceived as omnisciently directing the universe and the affairs of humankind with wise benevolence.
a manifestation of divine care or direction.
provident or prudent management of resources; prudence.
foresight; provident care.
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1300–50; ME < L prōvidentia foresight, forethought. See provident, -ence
I now worry he doesn't love it anymore and am very torn....everyone I suggested we speak with (due to extensive religious knowledge) he said no because we are keeping the name a secret until she is born. Therefore....anonymous internet world....please weigh in!