Over at Adam's Ale there is a good post about names and giving names.
For the curious, Daren seems to come from the Persian Darius, meaning "great one." My middle name, Joseph, means something like "increase of faith." As I was baptized and confirmed on the day of my birth, I do not have a confirmation name. My last name seems to come from Swabia and means "a small tenth," like a tithe.