|Saint Catherine of Alexandria|
My good friend Sophie was going to name her second son (1 year older than my first) "Kiran", the Sanskrit word for "ray of light" or "sunbeam". He ended up being called something entirely different, though, and nobody knew about this "change of heart" until I named MY son Kiran after his own instructions (he talked to me prior to conception and while I was pregnant, a so-called "spirit baby") a year later. Now, it never occurred to me before to use a Sanskrit name although my (English) husband grew up in India, and has strong familial, ancestral and spiritual ties with the country. My friend laughed and said: "Well, the universe must have saved that one for you!"
My own name, Katharina, comes from the Greek and translates to "pure". There are many versions and variations of my name. It's also popular amongst the saint and royal names. The Angels told me to use my nickname "Kitty" for my spiritual work because the vibration of it is very conducive. My middle name is the name of a German mystic and saint, and my last name is spiritual as well. I always feel that my name "suits me" and also gives me lot to live up to, which I like.
What about our own name? What does it mean? Do you feel comfortable with it?