Tuesday, January 21, 2014

What's in a Name?

A lot, apparently. I’ve seen some posts before about how all y’all were named, and what significance your name holds for you and your family, and I’ve always loved them. I think it’s really interesting to see how some people “live up” to their name, if it means something like “giving” or are polar opposites!

My favorite name stories are Katie’s and Noor’s, mostly because they’re the only ones I’ve heard so far. How would you feel if your name was changed after birth like Noor's? Such a cool story! Tell me your name story in the comments below!

My name, if you haven't already figured it out (HINT: blog name!), is Hima. 
In Sanskrit, Hima means snow. It also has some vaguely religious connotation that I'm not entirely sure of, but it basically means snow. 
I was born on September 24th, 1997 in Minnesota. 
September is very early for snow. It snowed on September 24th, 1997. My name is Hima. 
Logical, right? 
When I was little, I didn’t like my name very much. I could never get those personalized key chains or door hangers or snow globes or pretty much anything pre-personalized. That annoyed me. Not until I was 15 years old did I have a personalized sign for my room- courtesy of best friend Sneha.
A+ on looking at the camera mommy!
Now, I’ve grown to love it. Let’s be real- my whole name is 10 letters long. That’s precious time you’re saving when each of your teachers make you write out your whole name on each paper? It’s easy. 4 simple letters, and easy to remember. And, it’s unique. Who have you ever met named Hima? I guarantee you you’ve met a Jennifer, or a Jessica, or a Christine. (not that those aren’t gorgeous names), but never another Hima. 
With a name only 4 letters long, you don’t get a lot of nicknames. Or so I thought. People call me anything from Himster to Heemz to Himaglobin, and I love it!
(Except when teachers call me Heemz- just a tad bit weird).
My favorite is Princess. It's pretty accurate.

What's the story behind your name? Do you have any nicknames? I'd love to hear them, so let me know in the comments below!

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xo, Hima

23 comments:

  1. I made the personalized sign! I'm great! Also, Himaglobin is the best. That better go on your senior shirt.

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  2. Hima is such a lovely name! My name is super generic, I've met a lot of Jessica's in my life (some with the same surname as me too!). Everyone calls me Jessica and a few close friends call me Jess but starting 2011, when I started working at a new retailer, everyone started calling me Jess so now I'm so used to being called Jess that Jessica sounds... different, does that make sense? My parents were considering naming me Jennifer or Vivian (both names were somewhat disliked my both parents) but Jessica was a last minute suggestion by a close family name and my parents loved it instantly. No significant story behind it.

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  3. I just found out my name is destined to become an old lady's name...popular at one point but has fallen out of favor. Hima is a unique name and lovely. One of my boys is an Eli and you wouldn't think you could shorten that, but we call him E a lot of time! :)

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  4. This is indeed SO sweet name . Snow , I love snowing <3 You already know the meaning of my name , but you-know-what , you're a month younger than me lady (I'm an August 16th '97 baby) These childhood pictures are so precious!!!!

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  5. I love your name! It's so pretty and unique!! I love the snow story behind it :) *sigh* I will be calling you Himagoblin from now on - just sounds like Hogwarts, a place with which I am obsessed.

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  6. Oh the kiddo-Hima is just so cute! Your name is just so simple & Cute. At least easy to pronounce! And Heemz is pretty cool hah!

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  7. love your name and the meaning is super cute! Little Snow!

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  8. Yeah you are pretty great! I'm stuck between that and Himaphilic (Because phil= love? Love? Hima? Might be a bit of a stretch!

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  9. I'm absolutely LOVING your name and the meaning behind it!! Oh and those photos, too cute for words!!

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  10. Thanks Jess! ;) I know a lot of Jessicas, but I don't call any of them Jess. I'm not really sure why, since I love to shorten names!

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  11. I love your name- I know at least 5 Michelles. Where did you hear it was an old lady's name? Thank you :)

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  12. If only it snowed where I live now, in California! You are my light, Noor! We'll be 17 this year YAY

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  13. Thanks Ash! :) Himaglobin is perfect- My bio teacher always insists on calling me that! Girl, I LOVE Harry Potter. Have you been to the Wizarding World?

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  14. Hmmm...I may just have to write the story of how I got my name....

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  15. I like to think I'm still pretty cute ;) I miss those days!

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  16. Thank you! Thanks for stopping by!

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  17. Thanks Jamie! I love my name too! I miss the days of those photos! :)

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  18. Do it! I'd love to hear that one!

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  19. Oh yes - and thank you for linking up :)

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  20. I don't even think they had frozen butter beer when I sent- it sounds amazing! I'm SO happy about the one in LA. We're going college touring in February and we might be able to stop by. SO.EXCITED.

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  21. You're totally right, I've never met another Hima :] I LOVE your little kid pictures, you were the cutest little one!

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xo, Hima