The power of your name...
Have you ever wondered about the meaning of your first (given) name? Whether searching for family ties to Queen Victoria, Madonna, Plato, Cleopatra, or Prince, most of us research our surname but don’t give much thought to our first names. Well, I know I hadn't, other than to say, very slowly, “Jay-da” when asked how it’s pronounced. My father created my name from the Beatles “Hey Jude” by switching out the “u” and “e” and added the two “a”s. I thought it was awesome to be named after a Beatles’ song, but I didn’t think I’d find many other Jadas out there. And for many years there weren’t. Any search would often dead end on Jada Pinkett Smith. It was about this time last year when two friends of mine and I were looking up names on Google, the ones used most commonly, such as Michael, Mary and so on. We thought to look up my name. As my friend began reading, I began to smile because it resonated so! As she continued to read, I found myself in total disbelief and yelled, “No way. Are you making this up?” She laughed and I rudely reached over and grabbed the device from her. In short, it said: “Since Jada is predominately a female given name, it could also be a fanciful spelling of the gemstone name Jade, thought to protect against intestinal or stomach complaints (the Spanish origin of the name translates to ‘stone of the bowels’)." -Ohbabynames.com Since last year Ohbabynames.com has added more information about “Jada” with origins in Hebrew also. Although it’s for a male, this version also fascinates me as it translates to “Wise one,” or “Knowing one.” It’s thought that the Seinfeld mantra “yadda, yadda, yadda” is a derivation of Jada, meant to communicate, “I know, I know, I know,” or, “You know the rest.”
Predestined to do this work? Perhaps, because of the many Jada’s that I know, I’m the only one doing Jada-mojo! Now I’m curious to hear from you. Search yours here: http://www.ohbabynames.com/
I'm on a mission to finding my true self. Letting go of the old identity I've created to find the new. I would love to have you there to witness and to share the experience.