A name can be a powerful thing. Personal identity, culture and parental expectations are all wrapped up in just one word.
Specialists from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found that people will actually live longer if they have an “easier” first name to pronounce with fewer syllables than their peers who had more complex names.(..)
But don’t take any chances – let’s explore some Aztec boy names you may want your child to avoid! Read on for seven surprising ways these unique-sounding monikers could affect your health..
Aztecs were preoccupied with life after death, so it’s not too much of a stretch to assume that when naming children they would try and choose words grounded in the everyday.
But modern parents often pick out names for their children that are unrealistic and not grounded in anything but a whimsical desire to be different or unique. The result? A lot of kids who have no identity, because they could never live up to the greatness projected on them at birth..
Is this what you want your child’s life to look like? If so then by all means don’t hesitate – just keep reading! But if you’re looking for some more realistic Aztec boy names with health benefits attached, then check these suggestions out:
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Coyotl: Coyote is often associated with wisdom. His strategic adaptability means he can survive and thrive in any situation, no matter how difficult or complex. And while coyotes are well-known for their cunningness and intelligence, they’re also protected because of it! They were historically a part of Native American culture as seen through stories like the “Legend of Sleeping Rabbit” where Coyote was able to outwit Crow by tricking him into walking from one end to another over a narrow log that broke – grabbing his feet when he fell down. As such, this name holds sacred meaning to many people who want their child’s life path to be unpredictable but successful.
Aotl: A name meaning “heart” in Aztec, this is a great option for parents looking to instill their child with the power and bravery of warriors before they go into battle! In addition, it’s worth noting that while it appears similar to other words like “potato,” which are spelled similarly but pronounced differently, there is no confusion when using AOTL because this word refers specifically to the heart. This may also be an interesting way for those who want a unique twist on more common names like Aaron or Anthony.
Ocelotl: The ocelot can weigh up to five pounds – not exactly what you’d expect out of such a small creature! However, its defining characteristic is its long, thin tail, which can measure up to three feet in length. This is a perfect choice for those who want their child’s name to have meaning and an animal association!
Ozomatli: A very popular Aztec boy name that means “manual laborer,” Ozomatli personifies the hard work it takes everyday just to survive as well as living with humility. With this fresh perspective on what could be considered a mundane job description, your son has something inspiring to live up to and may even feel more prepared for his own future challenges.
Coyotl: The coyote (a species of canine) is most commonly associated with North America, but they also exist all over the world due to their tolerance for a diverse range of habitats and climates. If you’re looking for an animal name with symbolic meaning, Coyotl is perfect!
Tamatoa: Meaning “reddish,” this Aztec boy’s name can be difficult to pronounce but has unique appeal that sets it apart from the pack. In Polynesian culture, red symbolizes life force, fertility (especially in plants), vitality, energy and strength; all qualities your son will want to embody as he grows up.
Xoloti: A word often used by people who live close to water or near wetlands due to its association with frogs croaking at night when there are high levels of precipitation- Xoloti is surprisingly appropriate considering many parts of the world are experiencing a global
Kekal: Meaning “to finish,” Kekal is an excellent choice for parents who want to raise their son as someone with great integrity. In addition, the Aztec boy’s name has ties to Judaism in that it shares its meaning with Biblical Hebrew word kadosh which means holy or set apart from common life and secular concerns. That said, this name may not be appropriate for all families- if your family members do not identify as Jewish then you’re better off looking elsewhere.
Since names can have such a powerful effect on people we should take time to explore our options before choosing one because they often shape how others see us and how we behave towards them! By giving careful consideration into the meaning of the name, you can find a perfect fit for your son.
The post continues on with more ways names can impact one’s health.
This is an excellent example of what to do! It provides some great examples about how certain boy names are good and others may not be appropriate for all families- if they don’t identify themselves as Jewish then it would be best to look elsewhere. The blog goes into depth explaining their reasoning behind each suggestion before providing any other information which will help readers understand why the posts came up with these suggestions in particular. Finally, this paragraph includes a list of resources that could give possible Aztec boy names suitable options for those who need them! Great work so far 🙂 Keep going! This post is doing a great job of providing some tools to those who might be looking for them.
Surnames from the Aztec empire, found at “The Names Project” and “Familypedia.” The website also references listings on US census records where available.
A comprehensive list of names can be found in the book, Native Americans No One Wanted by D’Lynn Waldron-McClanahan. McClanahan’s work was published in 200 and its primary focus centers around Navajo culture, but it provides an excellent resource for folks interested in exploring other cultures as well!
Aztec Boy Names article written by Melissa Pilarowski at aztecnaminghistory.com which includes links to further resources.
This blog post was written by Megan, a content developer at Aztec Naming History (Arizona based). If you have any questions about the article please ask in the comment section and we will respond! To get in touch with Melissa Pilarowski who wrote this blog post on aztecnaminghistory.com please click here for contact information to see if she’s interested in contributing more articles like these. Thank-you so much for reading! We hope it helps you or someone close to you 🙂
* **Disclaimer: These are not medical facts but theories from an independent researcher that may be helpful when considering possible names for your son or daughter.* **
* **Further Resources:
Aztec Boy Names Article: Aztec Girl Names Article:* ** * **Note: If you have any questions about the article please ask in the comment section and we will respond! To get in touch with Melissa Pilarowski who wrote this blog post on aztecnaminghistory.com please click here for contact information to see if she’s interested in contributing more articles like these. Thank-you so much for reading! We hope it helps you or someone close to you :)* ** My personal favorite Aztec boy names are Tlaloc, Xochipilli, Huitzilopochtli (pronounced ‘weetsa-lee-poatslei’), Tonatiuh, Topiltzin Quetzal