27 August 2009

Mommy Moments--- Francis Is My Name

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This week's Mommy Moments theme is all about "the name game". Meaning of name, story behind it and his recent picture.
My son's name is the combination of my first and my husband's middle name. For security reasons I won't be mentioning our full names. FRANCIS is his real-first name. FRANKY for short. Taken from St. Francis-Xavier.

Even before we got married, we'd often talk about names that we would want to give our first child. If it's a boy, we will combine our names, if its a girl we will combine our Mother's names. God gave us a boy, and so we combined our names together.

FRANCIS means FREEDOM or a FREE MAN. I learned about it, when a friend from America sent me a birthday card with a small thingy indicating what my name means. It feels great to know that of all meanings, a good vision of what and who it (name) stands for brings out an inspiration...that is being free. And freedom is what most of us seek for. Living freely, free from stress, free from all negative vibes. Anything that will make a person free and happy.

And this is my first child's recent picture. Took it today, after their Linggo ng Wika celebration in school. What a joy preparing him for this school activity--- that I used to celebrate too. Just 12-15 years ago, I was doing a folk dance in school, my mom helped me look for a costume. Now, its my turn to help my own kid in school.
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23 comments:

darly said...

Yup momi, I read Francis is of latin origin which means "frenchman; freeman". Also, there's a lot of great Francis that lived, one of them is St. Francis of Assisi (12th century) who is remembered as the gentle giant who delighted in God's works as revealed by nature.

How nice is it to have someone so great with the same name as our children di ba?

Happy Mommy Moments!

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Chris said...

thanks for the early post enchie! :D

its great to know the reason why Franky is his name :D

happy weekend!

Enchie said...

Hi Darly! You're first, thanks for the visit again.
Hi Chris! I have been absent in several MM. I really made sure to have an entry for this week.

Bambie said...

NOw i know why francis M's nickname is freeman. And ironically, when I was in elementary, Id dream about naming my son (in the future) Francis =) hehe

Anyway, Frankie just looks so gwapo with his costume. Isip ko tuloy kung ano kaya ang feeling ng Mommy being busy in preparing their kids' stuff for their school activities... =) Happy weekends Ate.

Lulu said...

I agree with mommy bambie Frankie looks so gwapo in his costume...

shydub said...

Your franky is so handsome at ang laki na mommy enchi. Ang bilis ng panahon byernes na pala. Frances is a nice name i like it. Wow, thanks for sharing the meaning of that name enchie.

Willa said...

I didn't know about the meaning of Francis until now, now I remember why the late Francis M call his blog a Free Mind. :)
Nice story, thanks for sharing. :)

Enchie said...

Thanks Bam! @ don't call me na Ate :D

Thanks Lulu! pahirapn ang pagsuot ng costume :D

Hi Shy and Willa: I'm glad you liked Francis. Thank you for visiting :D

Tetcha said...

You've chosen a fine name for your son, and I like "Franky" for his nickname, too.

Evan's Mom said...

That's a good name, meaningful, and it's more special as it combines both of yours and your husband's names.

Btw thanks for dropping by yesterday Enchie, I haven't been able to blogwalking as well, except for returning drops. My tummy is getting heavier now so easily got tired. I even forgot it's already Friday, haven't made this post yet, lol. Have a good weekend mommy :)

Twinkie said...

Reading most of your blog entries and knowing a little about you and your hubby, I'd say that Francis is the most fitting name for him nga; because his parents are also cool and carefree. :)

Yami said...

Ang ganda pala ng meaning ng name ni Franky - freedom. I like the free man.

Enchie, thanks for dropping by and for the nice comment. :-)

sweet_shelo said...

freedom is a beautiful word.. Francis is freedom pala.. Nice choice sis..

Enchie said...

Thanks Mommy Tetcha, Evan's Mom, Twinkie, Mom Yami and Sweet Shelo.

Enchie said...

Have an awesome weekend everyone!

JesuLalaine said...

ahh... just now I know about the meaning of this name.. thanks for sharing!... you're boy looks so happy!

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life's journey said...

To have freedom is important and I like the name you choose. TC mine is up.

onlinemommy said...

Francis is quite a common name, during school days, I always have a classmate named Francis, but it is only now that I learned the meaning of it. Thank you for sharing.

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Lynn said...

Francis, freeman, this clearly reminds me of our very own Francis Magalona too. :)

Seiko said...

Now I kow what Franky's name means.
Ako din hindi ko rin nalaman ang meaning nito not untill I've read this post of yours.Thanks Mommy Enchie!Have a Blessed weekend!

Seiko said...

Btw,thanks for the visit & dropped some line as you go :D

Seiko said...

Good morning Mommy Enchie!
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