Erica for Always Ruler!

What would you name your kid, if you had one? My parents were torn between Robin, and Erica as baby names, but my mom didn’t like unisex names so Erica won out in the end. My parents like the sound of a hard C, and so my siblings names also had that sound in their names: Kaitlin and Jacob. I don’t think I’ll choose my kids name by sound, I like the meaning behind names a lot, I think it’s very interesting.

Erica is the feminine form of Eric and was first used in the 18th century. It also coincides with the Latin word for “Heather”. So I guess that means I technically have two names, Heather and Erica. I don’t know how I feel about that. I thought my name was one thing but now it turns out it actually two–“Oh, I’m Erica, but you can call me Heather if you want. No it’s not a nickname, it’s just my other name.” Erica, you have betrayed me!

I also looked up my name on a less serious baby name website and discovered that my name means “Always ruler”…I don’t know if always ruler is grammatically correct (always a ruler? A ruler for always?), but I guess the gist is I should be President. I can get behind that–dark chocolate and ice cream for everyone!!

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What does your name mean? Do you wish your parents had named you something different? Let me know what you think in the comments below!

Vote for Erica/Heather for President in the upcoming 2016 election!!


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