How do you name the little humans in your region?

All of us have names that were given by someone when we got born. Some chose to stick with those names while others decided to change them.
In African we have several means used to name the little angels. They include:
  • Events surrounding the birth, which can either be positive or negative circumstances or emotions.
  • Order of birth
  • Time of the day or season.
  • Religious believes.
  • Named after relatives or very close friends.
  • Just to name a few.
In the other part of the world, humans have found a way around it too.  Some name  babies based on the names made by utensils, place of birth, grandparents, places, among others. The internet have also proved name generating app that assist parents get beautiful names for their babies.
The naming of babies is considered a very important decision as it reflects parent’s personality and not the baby. It’s one of the first major decisions made for us by our parents.
So the other day I accidentally overheard a conversation about naming of kids of deadbeat fathers from a local radio station. They were arguing on whether or not to include a deadbeat father’s name to the child names. One party argued that since the father is not taking any responsibilities, he should not be given an opportunity to be included in their babies’ names.
While the other one claimed that they should be included. He argued that regardless of not being responsible, he contributed to the conceiving of that kid and that gives him a right to have his names somewhere.
At first instant , I was angered by the second party sentiments. Why should the deadbeat father have the privilege to be included in the kid’s names ? They have already spelled it out their non- involvement interest with the kid. Its straight forward, they didn’t want anything to do with the kid so why force it on them. It may just be a name but carries a lot of weight. This will be like forcing them what they have already declined.
But then I thought about it. Yes I support not giving the deadbeat father’s name to the babies. But what I don’t support, is entirely cutting off the father from the kid. Most of the unplanned pregnancies are not well welcomed and guys have an easy way out.
It may take them some time but it eventually get into them. The deadbeat fathers will eventually wanna meet their babies regardless of their previous unpleasant behaviors. They may do it when its too late or early enough but still, its valid.
Whether you end up getting another guy who will take care of the unplanned baby like their own, you shouldn’t deny the biological father a chance with their kid.
The kids also have a right to know the truth regardless of the situation. And this has to come from the mother. They have to be allowed opportunity to know what really happened.
I am not sure which means you apply or plan to apply while naming your kids, but what I would advise. Give it your best , in that your kid will be glad to stick with it during their lifetime. They will be glad to let everyone know about it proudly.

Published by Cheche Winnie

Article Writer and Blogger I am blogger , proof reader, writer and copy writer with a Bachelor degree and three years of experience. I write easy to read articles with excellent English and zero grammatical error. Articles that are creative and deliver the inteneded message . I do intense research while writing the articles. I always deliver my work on time and adhere to the timelines given. Always online hence able to start working on your piece as soon as your hire me. I work in real time. Nature Conservationist Passionate about nature conservation education and awareness. I believe that our existence depends on the mother nature. I am also have skills in researching and have managed to publish my own article on the effects of the exotic plants species on the indigenous plants in the Arid lands of Kenya.

9 thoughts on “How do you name the little humans in your region?

  1. You assume that the mother is a saint and a perfect individual. But if she was that way, why would she allow herself to be impregnated by a deadbeat? Her actions show that she is also a degenerate. Water seeks its own level.

    Moreover, how do we know these men are deadbeats? Because the woman said so? What you are implying is that the man is 100% a liar in these situations. How do you know that’s true? Personally, I know many men that have had their sons/daughters stolen from them because of a vindictive woman’s lust for revenge. Feminism reigns in the Western courts, where men have little to no rights – only the responsibility to “pay up”.

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    1. I was referring to the men who refuse to take responsibilities of their kids willingly. Those who don’t want anything to do with the kid. I agree some ladies may refuse to allow their babies father’s in their lives but that’s for another day. I am against the true deadbeats by their actions irregardless of what the women say. A man who completely does nothing towards upkeep of their babies.


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