Friday, August 28, 2009

Mommy Moments: Name Game

Posted by Cecile at Friday, August 28, 2009
mommy moments

It's Friday and that means, Mommy Moments one again. Here is my entry for this week's theme "Name Game."

Our son's first name is Jacob. We got it from the Old Testament (Bible), in Hebrew it means "Holder of the heel". In the Old Testament, Jacob was born holding his twin brother Esau's heel. Namesake Jacob Grimm, the German linguist and writer, was the author of "Grimm's Fairy Tales" with his brother Wilhelm. Jacobus is the Latin form of the name. His middle name is Agarem (an Ilocano word means in Tagalog Manligaw) which is my father's surname.

Ruth is our daughter's (deceased) first name which means "Companion" in Hebrew. We really like her life story in the Old Testament (Bible).In the Old Testament book by the same name, Ruth was a young Moabite widow who was devoted to her mother-in-law, Naomi. Her middle and last name was same as Jacob, our son.

The name has been popular since the 17th century and joined the top 10 on the chart in 1892 and stayed there until 1930, peaking at No. 3 in 1893. Bringing attention to the name in the late 1960s and early 1970s is actress Ruth Buzzi, especially known for her performances on the comedy show, "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In." Influenced by award-winning author Ruth Rendell who has written so many "crime" novels between the 1960s and 2000s that she is often called the "Queen of Crime." Popular as a combination name, such as Ruthanne or Ruthellen.

8 comments:

Dhemz said...

wow, glad to know about the story behind Jake's name ateCes....ako if given a chance to have a baby boy...ako pangan kay Hezekiah....ehhehehe!

Tetcha Gregorio-Figuerres said...

Jacob and Ruth are nice biblical names, Ate Ces! Mine is up, too!

Lulu said...

very biblical ang name nila...

dubster said...

Nice jud ang name nga jacob or jake ces no hehehe love our own kaayo oi. Nabagay sd ang name ni Jacob niya oi, ka nice jud sa smile imu anak ces oi, basta I like his nose and smile. Whereever is ruth right nowm, she is watching over her daddy, mommy and brother.

Lynn said...

Going around I see that most names were inspired by some prominent characters in the Bible. Jacob and Ruth are short, simple, meaningful names. Ruth is writing her name in heaven. :)

Here's my mommy moment. Hope you can drop by. Have a great weekend!

♥Willa♥ said...

buti ka pa nailagay mo ang maiden name mo as their middle name, ako hindi eh,sayang..Ilokana ka ba? dami ko dito kakilala na mga Ilokano,actually my dad is, kaso hindi ako marunong magsalita ng ilokano. :)

chubskulit said...

Magdilang anghel ka sana dhemz heheh yaan mo baka next year magka lalaki na kayo ni goryo hehehe,...

I love jake's name ate, so meaningful and religious!

Chris said...

great Biblical names :) thanks for joining us this week!

 

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