Home

Do you know a depressed Aliza or Simcha?
1, 2  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Forum -> Pregnancy & Childbirth -> Baby Names


View latest: 24h 48h 72h


amother




OP
 

Post  Sun, Feb 09 2020, 9:06 pm
I am IY"H expecting a girl very soon.

I suffer from depression and don't want my daughter to go through it.

I think if I give her a super upbeat name like Aliza, Simcha, etc she'll have an easier time avoiding it (maybe get her father's genes?).

But.........
I know it's not a foolproof plan. I"m wondering if it's a foolish plan. Like setting her up for a life of misery b/c she'll be depressed anyways and have an ironic name.

Thoughts?
Back to top

PinkFridge




 
 
 
 

Post  Sun, Feb 09 2020, 9:12 pm
Parents do have some level of ruach hakodesh these days but I say. give a name because you love it and it fits. Don't overthink. B'shaa tova and may your beautiful baby have an eim habanim smeicha till 120!
Back to top

amother




Turquoise
 

Post  Sun, Feb 09 2020, 9:13 pm
This is an interesting question. My father named my brother Simcha for similar reasons and he's a super happy kid, people are always fast to make the connection. He is still a kid though.
Back to top

amother




Salmon
 

Post  Sun, Feb 09 2020, 9:15 pm
Yes and yes. The name alone won't help but if their name helps you keep a pleasant and upbeat disposition, your child will likely be wholesome and happy!
MT bsha tova!
Back to top

thunderstorm




 
 
 
 

Post  Sun, Feb 09 2020, 9:38 pm
My first cousins name is Aliza. She naturally has a very joyful disposition. But she does suffer from depression and mental illness. She’s still a joy to be around whenever I see her.
Back to top

amother




Vermilion
 

Post  Sun, Feb 09 2020, 9:46 pm
I know a fraidel who isn’t particularly upbeat.
I love all those names, reason enough to give them even if it’s not a foolproof guarantee Smile
Back to top

amother




Mauve
 

Post  Sun, Feb 09 2020, 9:54 pm
Yes I know a Simcha who suffers from depression. He is naturally a more upbeat type though.
Back to top

momof2+?




 
 
 
 

Post  Sun, Feb 09 2020, 10:06 pm
I recently was marveling how much the personalities of my children reflect the personalities of the grandparents they are named for. Perhaps you wish to name after a person who was particularly joyful and a pleasure to be around?
Back to top

amother




Linen
 

Post  Sun, Feb 09 2020, 10:31 pm
Mine happens to be my more negative and difficult child...
Back to top

amother




Blush
 

Post  Sun, Feb 09 2020, 10:52 pm
I know a Simcha (male) who suffers from anxiety, depression, and OCD. I knew a Simcha (male) that committed suicide. I know a Simcha (female) who despite many challenges is a natural optimist and a real go getter. Who can tell?
Back to top

amother




Beige
 

Post  Sun, Feb 09 2020, 10:52 pm
My grandmother is Simcha and she is the happiest and more optimistic person I know !!!
My aunt is Simcha too she had post partum depression but generally she is a person that always tries to see the good in everything ...but with her I see more like she works on it than just being her nature like my grandma
Back to top

amother




Aquamarine
 

Post  Sun, Feb 09 2020, 10:54 pm
I know a man named simcha, he tends to hide his depression well, though he does suffer.
My kids, completely different names. One suits his name to a T. It is really the midda that comes to mind and describes him.
The other, I unfortunately find his name to be more ironic than anything.
Back to top

Kiwi13




 
 
 
 

Post  Sun, Feb 09 2020, 11:37 pm
It's a beautiful idea to give a name that's a bracha for your child. Daven for your daughter's health - mental, emotional, physical, spiritual - and be there for her. An understanding parent who knows the signs and isn't afraid to seek appropriate help is an even better safeguard than a name alone. Bshaa tova!
Back to top

amother




Pewter
 

Post  Mon, Feb 10 2020, 12:37 am
I named my daughter Chedva. She is a very happy two year old. I love the name and all that it stands for.
Back to top

amother




Mistyrose
 

Post  Mon, Feb 10 2020, 1:06 am
My DDs middle name is simcha. shes one of the happiest children I've ever met but shes 3. I would say this is all anecdotal. I dont think a name influences personality or disposition one bit.
Back to top

amother




Papaya
 

Post  Mon, Feb 10 2020, 2:48 am
I know a Rena who is depresed
and an Aliza who has anxiety

look at one of those books that has the mazal for each name, the're pretty true to life
Back to top

etky




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Feb 10 2020, 3:23 am
Speaking of books, this topic reminds me of Shari Greenspan's book, Shemot Muzarim:
http://jbooks.com/firstchapter.....n.htm
Back to top

PinkFridge




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Feb 10 2020, 7:42 am
etky wrote:
Speaking of books, this topic reminds me of Shari Greenspan's book, Shemot Muzarim:
http://jbooks.com/firstchapter.....n.htm


That's so cute!
Back to top

TheNeutralOne




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Feb 10 2020, 3:35 pm
I think Simcha might be a complicated name. Check out the book called שמות בארץ.
Back to top

amother




Goldenrod
 

Post  Mon, Feb 10 2020, 3:45 pm
TheNeutralOne wrote:
I think Simcha might be a complicated name. Check out the book called שמות בארץ.


Please explain..
Back to top
1, 2  Next Recent Topics

Page 1 of 2 View latest: 24h 48h 72h


Post new topic   Reply to topic    Forum -> Pregnancy & Childbirth -> Baby Names

Related Topics Replies Last Post
Camp Simcha is opening?!
by amother
31 Wed, Jun 24 2020, 6:51 pm View last post
What's near Darchei Torah/ Simcha Day Camp
by amother
2 Wed, Jun 24 2020, 3:56 am View last post
Frum clothing websites for baby for simcha
by amother
1 Tue, Jun 23 2020, 10:14 am View last post
Simcha Day Camp - Far Rockaway
by amother
10 Mon, Jun 22 2020, 7:20 pm View last post
Camp Simcha opening ?
by amother
16 Sun, Jun 21 2020, 1:23 am View last post

Jump to: