In English, Jarin indicates the strength of God and that name is for a boy. Tasnim conveys heavens waterfall, and Nishat express’s liveliness or energy. My first name originates from America, but my middle and my last name comes straight from Islam. My first name does not describe all that much, even though I am proud of being Muslim, but to be honest, I am not all that religious.
In her article “Be Specific,” Natalie Goldberg mentions the importance of being specific and giving things their proper name. By doing so we are able to connect with the world on a much deeper level,thus allowing us to become conscious of our surroundings and recognize the uniqueness these objects bring to this world. A name is a unique way of distinguishing people from one another. It is an important aspect of our individuality and who we are as people. It reveals who we are and where we come from.
Names will always be different for everyone. They all come from a different backstory or a different meaning and my name is no exception. Although my first name doesn’t provide anything interesting about me, I know I have several stories discussing my middle and last name. From all the long and amazing
The night I was born my grandfather, who I affectionately call “Thatha,” walked off the plane that had flown him thousands of miles from India to Dallas, Texas to get a phone call urging him to rush to the hospital to witness my birth. When my mom locked eyes with Thatha and told him that she named me after him, she said she never saw him happier. Lakshmi Naryan Yarlagadda’s grandson was named Sunihith Lakshmi Daggubati.
The origins of my first name can be traced all the way back to ancient times in the Old Testament. Jacob is a translated English version of a Hebrew name, Ya'aqov. In the Old Testament Jacob is the son of Isaac and Rebecca and the father of the twelve tribes of Israel. Additionally, these tribes are traditional divisions of the ancient Jewish people. Later on in England, Jacob was used as a Jewish name until the Protestant Reformation, making it a general Christian name. My mother most likely decided my first name because she has much faith
Muhammad’s name is derived from Arabic, meaning “to praise or, to glorify”, and that is exactly what he did for Allah and the Islam religion. A group of elders once asked Muhammad’s grandfather why they chose to name the boy Muḥammad, “a name not found among their ancestors”...He responded, “I desired for him to be praised (maḥmūd) by God in heaven and by God’s people on earth.” Months before his birth, Muhammad’s father died, leaving him to be raised by his mother. But, in accordance with Meccan traditions, the boy was put in the care of a nurse named “Halima, from the nomadic tribe of the Sa’d ibn Bakr”. Muhammad grew up in the hills of western Arabia, under the influences of a
According to the dictionary the meaning of the word name is ; a word or phrase that refers to or that can refer to a specific person (webster dictionary). A name is actually more than that. On December 13, 2000 I was born and given the name Sheena Ailanie Williams. My mom told me that while she was sitting in her bedroom, a movie came on the television screen.Sheena, The Jungle Queen was the name of the movie my mother named me after. For years people would ask me my name and responded with, “ Like the jungle queen!” sooner or later I started to think of myself as queen of the jungle. It made me feel important and special. People
I love the meaning behind a person’s name and I love uncommon names because I feel they resonate more than names you hear more frequently. I named my son Chance because it was not a name commonly used and meant, “Having good fortune”. I still had the baby name book from when I was pregnant with my son and decided to finger through it looking for ideas. I came across the page where I had listed possible girl names that had caught my attention and at the top of the list was the name Halo. That was it! I searched the pages looking for the meaning behind the name and found it means, “Having a blessed aura.” She had been my halo from the beginning, before I even knew what I had or how lucky I was, the name was so fitting! I played around with many middle names trying to fit in which one sounded best after Halo and before Rae, which was to be her second middle name. Ultimately it was my youngest sister that suggested I try using Scarlett and Halo Scarlett Rae became the name I chose for
However, Allah is what our forefathers called God before America and the English language ever existed. Islam Is more than religion it’s the nature of god .and the nature in which he created, humanity Islam is a world that encompasses everything that goes for human development. When someone says they’re “Muslim” they are saying I believe in surrendering my will entirely to do the will of god. That is not a bad name, that is the noblest name and title that one could have. Muslim is not a title as such; it is an indication of the nature in which God (Allah) created you. Many Prophets Such as; The Honorable Elijah Muhammad ,Thirty-four years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad was born on or about Oct. 7, 1897 in Sandersville, Georgia. His exact date of his birth remains unknown because record keeping in rural Georgia for the descendants of slaves was not kept current, according to historians and family members. Elijah Muhammad, the son of a minister, and whose parents, William (later named Wali) and Marie Poole, had 12 other children, he quit school after barely finishing the third grade to work in the fields as a sharecropper so his family could eat (www.NOI.org,1996). Elijah later got married and had children, he moved to Georgia. He worked for the Southern
Hello journal, I am called Nayati by my people, it means he who wrestles. My father tells me that as a little boy I would wrestle with everybody and that is why I was given this name. My family was proud of me for wrestling with everyone and everything because it showed that I would be a great warrior one day. When I was taken by the white man they changed my name to Christopher Montez, my new name means, well I do not know what it means or if it has a meaning at all, I do not think the white people’s names have meanings. This new name of mine is weird because I now have two names; this is something I will write more about later. During my life, I have witnessed many things and I have decided that I need to write down all of the things that happened to my people and me.
Many names have meanings connected to them, like the name “Erika” having the meaning “ruler.” In Amara Lakhous’s novel Divorce Islamic Style, there is a strong focus on the importance of names, which are used as the first and foremost way to describe a character. These characters, such as Christian, Sofia, and various minor characters, are described and developed according to the names they have been given.
In the poem “The Names,” by Billy Collins, the speaker is calmly recalling people’s last names alphabetically as he notices them wherever he goes. At first it seems as though he is playing a game to see how many names he can think of. After reading the whole poem several times, it becomes clear that he is referring to people who died on September 11th. Collins uses imagery, a serious tone, and similes throughout the poem to show appreciation for the memory of the victims that died that tragic day.
Most people will agree that a name is a very important identity for a person. Beautiful names are usually given to lovely babies. Unpleasant names, however, are often criticized as bad images for people having them. Many children with “ugly” names face discrimination at school and are isolated or beaten by other children. People may wonder why parents can give that kind of “ugly” names to their children while other parents give their children nice and wonderful names. In fact, there are many factors that affect how parents will name their children, and the three main factors are culture, convenience, and socioeconomic status.
One night, my parent’s received an email titled, “You Are Having Three Baby Boys!” and soon began to research names. They wanted our names to sound official, as they believed that an official name would allow you to hold important positions. Every night, my mother scanned through baby books hoping to find names. When my mother went to St. Peter’s Hospital for her first ultrasound, she noticed that I was holding my two siblings up, making her believe that I was very strong. Unlike my siblings, my name had to sound official and strong. After another month of researching, my parents ended up with the name Alex. Alex might sound strong, but my parents chose this name as it represents Alexander The Great (King of Macedon and his strong willed actions