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spyraal said:Interesting thread! ;) It is also funny that very few of us -if any- really choose the names we are given ourselves if you think of it...
Interesting thread indeed!
Funny that you mention this, but... I'm a person who sort of picked my own name when I was a baby.
My mom named me a Farsi word which translates to "Memory". I think she did it because she wanted to honor the memory of my brother who died 2 years before I was born. So that his "memory" will live on through me.
But I did not take to that name, and would not respond to it at all! So my family started calling me nini, which in Farsi means "baby". And from that similar sounding words came out while playing with me, until one day I chose to respond to Nina. And since my mom loved Russian names, she went with it...
I looked up the meaning of Nina online and got
Nina in Spanish = girl
Nina in Native American = Mighty
Nina in Russian = The founder of the ancient Assyrian state
Ljubica, I'd be very interested to know what your take on the name Nina is. :P