May 15 2007
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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.
When I first pregnant with JS, we asked FIL about theÂ 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.Â I’m a girl, aÂ girl that is married off suppose to be part of husband family, soÂ 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 ChineseÂ , which is çŽ‰å¨Ÿ. çŽ‰ as in Jade because MIL LOVES jade. But çŽ‰å¨ŸÂ really sound very bumpkin. Really can’t imagine my girl has that name. Yucks
At the end we settled with å˜‰ç’‡. 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. å˜‰ç’‡
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
å˜‰ 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 asÂ JS hasÂ been the very first and long waited grandchild to the family.
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 ç‚œç€š
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.
ç‚œ means Bright
ç€š 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.
OK..now tagging time
I want to know how your kid’s name :
Angeleyes Instructions :
**Start Copy** Proposition: What is the meaning of your kidâ€™s name?
Requirements: write about what or how or why you giving the name to your kids.
Quantity: FIVE PEOPLE.
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