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Names that mean 'wanted'/ 'waited for for a long time' (if you see what I mean!)

(30 Posts)
TandTandTTC Sat 21-May-11 16:19:18

Just thinking in advance!

Title says it all really! Long relationship, been waiting for ages, seems it's going to take a lonnnnnng time to conceive! (impatience emoticon!)

Been on baby names threads for years and still not stumbled across The One!


scarlettsmummy2 Sat 21-May-11 16:22:00

Hope or Faith, although they don't literally translate as waited for a long time

scarlettsmummy2 Sat 21-May-11 16:22:57

ps- I am sure you will get there in the end x

Panzee Sat 21-May-11 16:23:43

Oneida? smile

TandTandTTC Sat 21-May-11 16:34:04

It's just awful isn't it.... the sign that says NO each month! Then you carry on with your day....! Boo! Thanks tho x

TruthSweet Sat 21-May-11 16:45:22

Raja - means 'anticipation' in Arabic and is a boy or girl name.

Eashita - means 'wanted' in Hindi - girl

Onida -means 'the expected one' in 'Native American' (which NA language it doesn't say so I'd take it with a pinch of salt) -girl

Esperanza - means 'Hope' in Spanish - girl

Nadia - means 'Hope' in Russian - girl

Also 'Biton' means 'born after a long wait' and is apparently 'African' (I guess in much the same way Athelred & Claudia are 'European' -nice and specific).

freesias Sat 21-May-11 16:48:09

arabella beautiful answer to prayer

miriam , mary longed for or wished for child

samuel asked for of god

hannah ,anna god has favoured me

hephzibah nn eppie my delight is in her

mehitabel god makes happy

mirabel wonderful miracle

agora1 Sat 21-May-11 16:54:04

Molly means longed for child in Hebrew (in fact all the names that come from Mary I think have this meaning). I have one, and she was a longed for child smile and worth every BFN I had to go through to get her. It'll happen and will be totally worth the wait.

FlingonTheValiant Sat 21-May-11 17:15:26

Didier (boy) means wanted
Saul (boy) - prayed-for

Desiree (girl) - desired
Wilona (girl) - longed-for
Marlise (girl) - wished-for

There's lots of names that mean "gift", either of God or otherwise. Amadore (girl), for example, means "Gift of love".

FlingonTheValiant Sat 21-May-11 17:16:15

Or Amadora, sorry (Amadore can also be used for a boy, like Theodore (Gift of God).

lljkk Sat 21-May-11 17:57:55

Oh that's interesting, my dad grew up on Oneida St. Had no idea what it meant.

squeak2392 Sat 21-May-11 18:12:56

Kayin - long-awaited child, African (girl)
Didina - desired, bloved, French (girl)
Eshana - wish, desire, Sanskrit (girl)
Hope - desire or fulfilment, English (girl)
Miniya - wish, desire, Arabic (girl)
Mona - desires, wishes, Arabic (girl)
Muniya - wish, desire, Arabic (girl)
Owena - desire-born, Welsh (girl)
Tamanna - desire, Sanskrit (girl)
Winta - desire, African (girl)

Muna - desires, wishes, Arabic (unisex)

Owen - desire, Welsh (boy)

freesias Sat 21-May-11 18:27:47

aisling dream or vision

starcuntmole Sat 21-May-11 19:01:55

One of my friends who waited a long time used Constance meaning perseverance for a middle name for her dd.

stinkypinky Sat 21-May-11 19:04:27

Asha - to hope and wish - I had mine at 37.

olddeuteronomy Sat 21-May-11 20:24:04


both mean gift of god or something along these lines, and both lovely

KenDoddsDadsDog Sat 21-May-11 20:32:27

Dorothy means gift as well.
Matthew means miracle I think.

TandTandTTC Sun 22-May-11 09:59:33

Thanks everyone! Like Nathaniel for a boy but not sure of NN...! LOVE Thea for Theadora but doesn't go with noun-like surname- sounds like a lisp, Thea (see a ) noun!!!!

Littlefish Sun 22-May-11 10:00:45

Grace means "blessing".

KikkiK Sun 22-May-11 11:58:59

Abigail means 'father rejoiced' or 'father's joy'.

Caoimhe Sun 22-May-11 12:05:31

I've been told that Eliana means "God has answered me." Good luck!!!!!

zukiecat Mon 23-May-11 17:12:29

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Asinine Mon 23-May-11 17:14:54


AlpinePony Mon 23-May-11 18:45:38

There are a lot of Hebrew names that talk of gifts, perhaps that's an area to explore.

TandTandTTC Mon 23-May-11 18:54:12

Thanks all! Now going to start another moaning thread!

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