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Name for Today- April 10th

By antmoose

Constantine

Constantine is a boys name.

It is said KAHN-stən-teen.

In Latin “constare” to stand together.

Roman Emperor Constantine the great was the first emperor to adopt christanity.

Variants/Nicknames: Con, Considine, Consta, Constas, Constant, Constantin, Costa, Costin.

Comments on Constantine:

Constantine is a pretty name.

— Anonymous User  12/8/2005

There is a small boy in my day care named Constantine. His parents are I believe Turkish, and they always call him by his nickname, Costa. He calls himself that too. I love Costa as a nickname for Constantine, it’s a sweet nickname to a strong and handsome name!

— Chanel 5/8/2008

I love Constantine. It is the name of my gorgeous, amazing husband, who is of French-Romanian origin. I call him Const as my own personal nickname for him, but he allows no nicknames from anyone else, and very few people have ever even attempted to give him one. One of our sons is named Costin, after him. To me, there is no more perfect name.

— gigandetsgirl 1/29/2010


Sources:

The Best Baby Name Book by Sue Nicholson.

http://www.behindthename.com/name/constantine

http://www.flickr.com/photos/antmoose/17433443/

http://www.behindthename.com/comment/search.php?terms=constantine

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Name for today-April 9

Conan

Conan is a boys name.

It is said KOH-nin.

It’s Irish meaning is high or small hound/wolf and its meaning in Middle English is to learn.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created Sherlock Holmes.

Variants/Nicknames:Konan, Con, Conant, Conn, Conney, Connie, Connor, Conor, Kinan.

Comments on Conan:

As of right now, this seems to be one of the only names my husband and I can agree on. We both rather like it. It’s not my favorite name, but it’s definitely grown on me and I’d love to use it sometime if we have another son. The “barbarian” and “O’Brien” references do not bother us at all.

The only problem I’ve encountered with this name is that no one else seems to be ‘head over heels’ for it. When asking around about the name pretty much all the responses were “I don’t like it, but I don’t hate it.” I think it’s a name that doesn’t jump out at you, but will grow on you in time.

— NiamhWitch 11/17/2007

Sources:

The Best Baby Name Book by Sue Nicholson.

http://www.behindthename.com/name/conan

http://www.behindthename.com/comment/search.php?terms=conan

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