Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘NCIS’ Star Michael Weatherly Shares Meaning Behind Daughter’s NameCupid's Pulse Article: ‘NCIS’ Star Michael Weatherly Shares Meaning Behind Daughter’s Name

NCIS actor Michael Weatherly has some big news: he recently welcomed a daughter with wife Bojana Jankovic.  Their baby name of choice, you ask?  Olivia.  “My wife Bojana is Serbian and her name means war or warrior,” Weatherly said, according to People.  “And when you give someone an olive branch, that’s an offering of peace so Olivia is peace. I think we have a Tolstoy novel going on now: Mother and daughter, war and peace!?”  Although this is a happy coincidence and not necessarily a planned deeper meaning, the couple is thrilled to have found stumbled upon the connection.

What are some ways to make your child’s name meaningful?

Cupid’s Advice:

Although there’s no shame is naming your child something that you simply like the sound of, it can sometimes be touching to have meaning behind a name.  Cupid has some tips:

1. A relative: Sometimes names are passed down from generation to generation in families.  It can be special to continue a tradition or start a new one in this fashion.

2. Name origins: Baby names all have different meanings originally, and it’s always a good idea to look into the origin of a name before assigning it to your child.

3. An experience: If you have a particularly meaningful event or experience that’s affected your life, try thinking of names associated with that special time.

How did you make your baby’s name meaningful? Share your experiences below.