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Naming your child 'Buddha' is like naming you child 'God.' It is a title that belongs to a god. It would be a great honor to have this name, but think of the pressure on the person with the name. It would be difficult to be as good as the name.
-- Anonymous User  2/20/2007
Actually means "The Awakened (or Enlightened) One". It is really only a title, like Swami or Sensei. Buddha's real name was Siddhartha Gotama.
-- Enelya_Greenleaf  6/12/2007
Pronounced "buwd-ha".
-- Emilie007  10/26/2008
I once met a woman who was willingly and universally called Buddha. Her birth name, however, was Susan.
-- Anonymous User  11/30/2008
I think it would be very weird to have the name Buddha. Unless, of course, you were giving it its proper usage as a title. Then that wouldn't necessarily be so strange. But to have Buddha as your given name? That just strikes me as really, really weird.
-- Pippin  3/3/2009
This sounds ridiculous and blasphemous to be using. It's like naming your child Christ. It sounds insulting to Buddhists.
-- bananarama  1/3/2010
Buddha was not a god, so don't say "this is basically naming your child god". He was a wandering holy man, not an all-powerful being.
-- Anonymous User  1/6/2017
It's a cute nickname but as a first name, I don't know...
-- Anonymous User  7/25/2017
I personally wouldn't name a child after a well-known title/name of a deity used in religion (i.e. Yahweh, Jesus, Allah; Buddha is no exception), but the meaning of the name is cool. Think about it: your child could seem all philosophical with a name meaning "enlightened".
-- Anonymous User  8/17/2017

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