In Language Arts, I had to go research the origin and meaning of my name, and then write a paragraph about it. I didn't know names could have meanings like this, did you? Read it and tell me what you think! Maybe even do some of your own research, and post a comment about what your name means.
My name is Mattie Jeanne Lorenzen. It means hope, courage, strength in battle. My name means God is Gracious, and tells that He cares. My name reminds me of music, dancing, songs, and joy. I used to wish for another name, one that was prettier.... Crystal, Jasmine, Hope.... sometimes I wished that I had my sister's name, Alyssa, thinking it was much nicer than my own. But now that I know what it means, and why my parents gave it to me, I love it, and never want another name. Instead of wanting to be named Hope, my name now gives me hope. And faith. And joy, and so many other things.