May 15 2007

The Meaning Of My Kids Name

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When I first started blogging, I have thought of writing this as one of my post, but I changed my mine that I don’t want to expose too much. Anyhow, someone has started this tag and Judy has tagged me, I might as well go with the flow.

My Girl

When I first pregnant with JS, we asked FIL about the name to be given to the baby but FIL said since my grandparents (maternal and paternal site) is still around,just a respect to the elderly, they should be the one to name the baby. I’m a girl, a girl that is married off suppose to be part of husband family, so the naming task/responsibilty shouldn’t have fall on my grandparents side. ( I wonder if my FIL knows the rule or not) *sigh* So the naming task has been dili deleh-ing. My in-laws keep pestering if my grandnies has come out with the name and of course my grandparents didn’t really. My husband family didn’t have the generation name book to follow like most Chinese family, so it’s really up to us what name we want for the baby

So it was my mum who help me to find a nice Chinese name for my firstborn. My FIL did eventually suggested a name with his quite limited Chinese , which is 玉娟. 玉 as in Jade because MIL LOVES jade. But 玉娟  really sound very bumpkin. Really can’t imagine my girl has that name. Yucks

At the end we settled with 嘉璇. Which my mum has look through the dictionary and so that when it’s pronouce in English, it doesn’t sound odd.

Anyhow we have settle with this name : Nicole Jia Shuen. 嘉璇

Why Nicole??? Aiya… I don’t know la…coz hubby like the name and decided for it, it’s more than preference than of the meaning.

For Chinese name

嘉 means Fine, Excellent

ç’‡ means Perfect Precious Jade

So the name means SUPERLY PERFECT JADE… haha…since MIL really loves jade that much, JS is certainly another precious jade to her eyes as JS has been the very first and long waited grandchild to the family.

My Boy

My ILs prefer girl than boy. So when we knew that I’m expecting a boy, there’s certainly less enthusiasm and excitment in them than the first time. The naming honor again has been bestowed to my grandparents, but SIL#2 did mention that the meaning of the name has to be close to Steadfast. She doesn’t want the name to have a meaning that will indicate that the boy will be too ambitious or indicating flying high and away from home. Anyhow, my ILs are all “ang moh sai” (bananas) that doesn’t know much about Chinese and Mandarin, except FIL can speak and recognized a few words, so it’s again my side of the family who would decide on the name.

Anyhow, it’s my mum again who came out with the name that all of us agreed upon.

My boy’s name: Marcus Wei Hanh 炜瀚

Hubby is the one who has decided on the English name, including the spelling of the Chinese name both time. Notice that both doesn’t really follow the Hanyu Pinyin. Like Shuen instead of Xuan or Suan and Hanh instead of Han because he wanted it to look unconventional. Hanh actually sound quite like ang moh. :D

炜 means Bright

瀚 means Vast

Hoping the boy has a bright vast future. Again, it’s wheather the name sounds nice and right more than the meaning when we decided on naming the kids. tagging time

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6 Responses to “The Meaning Of My Kids Name”

  1. msaufongon 15 May 2007 at 4:51 pm

    eee…I can’t your girl last chinese name…so complicated one ahh..haha..have to increased until biggest baru saw it..your girl will be trouble writing Chinese name..
    but both name sound very nice, very 书香味. hehe

    Yes…she will curse me to hell when she start to learn how to write her name..maybe by next year…and she will curse more when the teacher punish her to write her own name hundred times.. you know la..typical chinese school way of punishment. LOL

  2. chinneeqon 15 May 2007 at 6:11 pm

    hehe….lousy mummy dont even know how to write daughter’s name. got to ask my hubby tonite.

    hehe..quick go ask your hubby and then do the tag

  3. jazzminton 15 May 2007 at 7:46 pm

    oo..I like that Hanh…very nice :)


  4. Judy Chowon 16 May 2007 at 11:48 am

    Both nice name. JS’s name sounds polite too for a girl..but will JS complain next time, the chinese name got many stroke to write..haha..

    She definately will complain. :P

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