I remember, when we were young, my father didn't want us to call one another using nicknames. He would say, "I gave you good names, why use another?" So we all are called by our real names.
The first time I became a mother, I realized that giving names to my own children was not easy. With all the million names to choose from, I had to decide with only one or two. With much thought and prayer, my husband and I named our first born son Benjamin Joseph. Benjamin means "son of my right hand" and Joseph because we envision our son to be a wise leader like Joseph in the Bible. For our second child, we named her Naomi Gul. I picked Naomi because I like the friendship of Ruth and Naomi in the Book of Ruth. Gul means flower in Arabic. My daughter was born in Central Asia where most girls have "gul" in the beginning, or middle, or ending of their names. And for our third child, it's Zoe Christy. Zoe means life in Greek, and Christy was after Jesus Christ.
What's the story behind your name?
A good name (reputation) is more desirable than great riches;
to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.