Do you know the meaning of your name, and why your parents chose it? Do you think it suits you? What about your children’s names?
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Actually, I have been talking about this with some fellow students of mine on the traintrip (is that one word?) from Delft (my hometown and where my parents still live) to Middelburg (the town I live and study right now).
My name comes from two things.
First of all there is this television series called ‘My Wife and Kids’, starring Damon Wayes and well, Tisha Campbell-Martin. Apparently, my parents watched this show, just once or on regular basis I don’t know, and thought: ‘ay, well, that’s a nice name’.
Secondly, my mother used to be a maternity nurse (I don’t know if I translated it right, it’s someone who helps couples/families after their child is born) and she worked with a couple that had named their daughter Tisha. So, when she was pregnant with me they thought of this name to be nice for me.
I also have a second name which is: Davyna. It’s a russian name and my parents also got the inspiration for this name from the television. The origin of this name is in the Hebrew language and it has the meaning ‘beloved, favorite, darling, friend’. Davyna is derived from the name Davina, which is a Scottish/English name.
This name is also the reason why I would be called Davy or David if I were a boy.