Name is the first thing we learn about a human. Name carries the most of the heavy lifting in life. I like to have a good name sometimes. Name for me is a way of ;letting people know that I exist in the world. I am here. I not from any alien planet. Though sometimes I consider myself that I must belong from the a distant planet where the name does not consider so important. In this world if you want to live you mush have a name. Now there are many different types and sizes of name. Names are different in many ways; geographically, country-wise, continent based, religion based, area of living based, street based, era based as well.
The first visible difference in names are religion based. Muslims have their own ways of naming their children. They try to follow the Islamic name pattern. A name has to have a good and Islamic meaning. It has to carry the weight of religious value. For example, if someone is named Rahim, this name is stated in Quran and is one name of the Almighty Allah. The meaning of this word is Kind and Compassionate towards mankind. There are many other names like Rahman, Karim, Malik, Quddus, Salam, Aziz, Jabbar and so on. These names are the most precious name according to Muslims. They are very honorable names as well. THough nowadays the trend has changed entirely. The Muslim new era wants the name to be cool and Islamic as well, like, Saad, Saifee, Safeena, Turas, Tanvir, Toa, and many more. All these names are Islamic and have great meanings. Name trend has also taken the leap of the new era still following the religious path too.
The second one is geographically. Names are different in different countries, because some of the countries are called Western and some are Eastern, some are African (Continent wise). Names in the Western side of the World are like that Adam, Roger, Christina, Sophie, William, Barry, Terry, Trent, and many many others. I do not understand the trend in naming Western. Some here also follow the Bible for naming, like Joseph, Andrew, Asher, Jacob, Danielle and other names also. These biblical names carry the burden of good omen from the Bible.
Names in the Eastern Asia is based on the birth dates, month and the year of the child. It is basically form by their own language and the names they are called the days or the dates and the months as well as the year. I can understand this trend. It belongs entirely on the child. The child can never complain about the name, because it has been made from the beginning of its own existence in the world. I admire this naming process.
The last but not not least visible naming process to me is the street name. The street name is one kind of slang name given to the person from friends or relatives to make the child’s life name-wise a little loving or sometimes funny, sometimes easier to call. Anyway, this naming process literally make things unofficial. The name are mostly known to the school friends nor area friends or neighbors, family members and relatives. This also carries the mere characteristics of the very person. It is not a good way of naming. However, it exists everywhere.
This long and boring topic has to come to an end soon. I have only one thing to say to the reader of this boring topic “Please continue doing whatever you are doing for the sake of your name.” Someone has to lift the name, No!