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I may or may not be over reacting but please help! My husband and I have a daughter named Amy Clare (5), and we are now expecting another girl and we are almost positive we are going to name her Molly. My issue is that the meanings are very different, Amy means "beloved" while Molly means "bitter". Am I over reacting? Do people even still look at the meanings of names? We also considered Rosy early on in the pregnancy but decided against it. So thoughts? -Cat & Adam Jordan

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People don’t look or think about the meanings at all. Don’t worry about it.
posted by guest :: 2014-01-04 11:05:40 | report
I agree with Poster #1
posted by guest :: 2014-01-04 11:10:25 | report
Well people might not always look at the meaning but some day your kids will look up their own names meanings. The second child may feel that you are favoring Amy.
posted by guest :: 2014-01-04 11:17:31 | report
If it bothers you now, it will bother you for the rest of your life. How about Holly? Or Sophie?
posted by guest :: 2014-01-04 11:20:02 | report
The name Molly most probably derives from the many medieval forms of the name ’Mary’ meaning ’bitterness’ or ’longed for child’

If it bothers you how about, Milly, means a "hard worker of gentle strength"
posted by guest :: 2014-01-04 11:25:07 | report
I absolutely feel that name meanings matter, but that is just me! My daughter’s name means Ray of Light from the Grace of God. My son is God heard. I would never use a name like Mallory-bad faith, or amelia- to be born without limbs.
posted by guest :: 2014-01-04 11:25:59 | report
Most people have no idea about meanings. My own daughters name, Lola apparently means ’sorrows’ but I couldn’t give a hoot I love her name. And so does she. She’s the only one with that name in her year.

Don’t over think it. If you love the name go for it.
posted by guest :: 2014-01-04 11:36:57 | report
I really think meanings are important but a lot of people don’t look at them. For example, Jacob, is in the top 10 or so baby names and means deceiver. Maybe did something close to Molly?
posted by guest :: 2014-01-04 11:45:53 | report
I think kids do have a tendency to wonder about the meaning of their name at some point. So I can sort of see your dilemma. But Molly is derived from Mary and Mary was, of course, the mother of Jesus. Doesn’t get much more important as a name than that!
posted by guest :: 2014-01-04 12:00:54 | report

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