Wednesday, May 16, 2007

What Is The Meaning Of Our Name?

Got this tagged by Lilian where she write about Chinese Fungsui and Chinese Names. This morning when I read about what Lilian wrote, I were sitting down and laugh and laugh. But she also reminded us hor not to copy and just paste. *hands-up* I no copy one, I squeeze my otak juice kau kau and then, I will write. hehehe.

I don't know why hor last time people have got this funny funny name called, Ah Kow (dog), Ah Gu (cow), Ah Miew (cat), Ah Fah (flower), Ah Cooi (Water) and so on lar. Until I read about what Lilian wrote, baru I know why they are given such a name.
My surname is Lau. I had got an aunt where her parents gave her the name Char Bor (lady). Today she is already 50pluss and not married. With that name of Lau Char Bor (Lau -old and Char Bor -lady = Old lady), don't u think it suit her? Dah lar tarak kahwin and now with this name is so ngam for her hor? Very bad of me to say this. If my mom hear this sure kena kaukau from her. When, I were in Property industry last time, we have got a Planning Manager who name Ah Kau, his surname is Gun - Gun Ah Kau. We always make fun behind his back. We always say, fire(Gun) the cow. I know, I know! It's very bad of us to say like that. So, I don't wanna continue liau making fun of people name.
So, this is a lesson we must learn. The name we wanna give our kids - surname also play a part har? So, when I have my kids I always remind my hubby to give them a good name. Otherwise, they will curse us for life. And people will always make fun of them too. Both me and my hubby, we don't know mandarin. They call us the banana people. Banana also banana lar. I get my mom to help coz, she is Chinese educated. At first, my hubby wanna name my son Cheah Sui Loon, HK famous jewellery manufacturer. They have the same surname. Just that their surname are spell differently. Then, my mom advice it don't suit my son. So after tink tink here and tink tink there, got liau. His name is Loong(sound similar to dragon but different meaning) at the back. His is loong is 'sang yee heng loong' - meaning good business. Settle one liau!!! Then, when I were having my daughter, another headache pulak. Got to ask my mom to advice and finally my hubby found a name - Kar Yan. That means she will remember the good things that the family had done for her. Anyway, it's just coincidence saja. My hubby wanna that name because HK actress like Lee Kar Yan is pretty wor. So, he wan his daughter to be like her - pretty.................
And for my name - I won't tell you what, but you can guess. In chinese it means beautiful valley (my original valley also nice one, that don't have to ask liau) and in English May is the month where the sun shine brightly.
I see Lilian no tag AhPek, so now I wanna tag this people and Ah Pek is a must one coz he will have lots of dirty stuff to say about this.
4. Zewt

7 comments:

nyx said...

hehe ... we already know your full name lar cause you posted a picture of your cert sign by Koh Tsu Koon, remember?

but you have a nice name lar, so don't worry k?

erinalaw said...

nyx -aiseh man!!! Sudah no fun liau leh.

zewt said...

aiks... kena tagged... dunno when i will do it... :P

Hor ny Ang Moh said...

Hallo!! Actually what is all this 'tagging'??? How do I know if get tagged or not?What am I suppose to do when 'tagged'? Ur afvice is greatly appreciated.BTW I have a similar entry a few days ago about Name & number. Have a nice day.

erinalaw said...

Zewt - waiting liau........... :-)

Horny - I wrote an email to you already.

Rabbit said...

Cheah in mandarin is pronounce as what ha?

erinalaw said...

Rabbit - cheah in mandarin pronouce as thank you. What u wanna up to liau?