Friday is here again and we are ready to introduce new winners of our weekly baby naming contest. After yet another unusual couple from the last week, Izak and Paisley, we are certainly not straying from an out of the ordinary trend. Today, a round of applause goes to Titus Zachary and Myla Elyce!
We would appreciate if the parents could chime in on what inspired them to choose these two names specifically.
Titus is a very old Latin name that has been gaining new popularity lately. Most resources do not quite agree on the meaning of the name, but the most likely seems to be ‘honored’, or ‘title of honor’, from Latin titulus. Historically, Titus surely took the spotlight. He appears in the New Testament as a 1st century Saint and a companion of Saint Paul. It was also the name of one of the most famous Roman Emperors, originally from the Flavian Dynasty, ruling Rome in the 1st century AD and known for ending the Jewish rebellion and destroying the city and Temple of Jerusalem in the year 70.
Myla’s origin is somewhat fuzzy as well. Most sources ultimately agree on the connection to the masculine name Myles, or Miles, originally Germanic with unknown meaning. Some of them, however, still mention a Latin origin and the meaning ‘soldier, warrior’. Despite still being rather rare, Myla attacked the popularity ranks pretty strong lately. It might be an influence coming from the 2009 sports world, when Mirka Federer, the wife of the current ATP #2 tennis player Roger Federer, gave birth to identical twin girls, one of whose name is Myla Rose.
Looks like this week’s contest has been taken over by history and sports buffs, or could the inspiration come from different circles?
So, my dear moms and soon-to-be moms, what do you think about these names and would you ever get the same zeal for them?