Thursday, April 30, 2015

Z for Zainul

'Zainul Abedin' is the name of one of my husband's dearest friends. Although they are from the same neighbourhood, they became fast friends only during their graduation days. We all were in the same college. And today, he is no longer just a friend but a brother and family.


Name: ZAINUL ABEDIN
It's a boy name.
Origin:Arabic
Meaning: Ornament of the Worshipers/Best of Worshipers (of Allah)

I am taking part in the Blogging From #AtoZChallenge [April 2015].

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Y for Yasmin

'Yasmin' is a popular Muslim name. It is also used as a suffix to the first name of girls. In modern times it has been used in the English-speaking world, as a variant of 'Jasmine'.

Name: YASMIN
It's a girl name.
Origin: Arabic/Persian
Meaning: Jasmine flower

I am taking part in the Blogging From #AtoZChallenge [April 2015].

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

X for Xavier

Today's name is 'Xavier'. There are so many schools and colleges named 'St. Xavier' but never really bothered to find the meaning of the name, until now of course.


Name: XAVIER
It's a boy name.
Origin: Latin
Meaning: The New House

I am taking part in the Blogging From #AtoZChallenge [April 2015].

Monday, April 27, 2015

W for Withika

Sometime back, a woman named 'Withika' contacted me for professional reasons. That's how I got my W name. But I found that the actual spelling of the name is 'Vithika'.
 

Name: WITHIKA
It's a girl name.
Origin: Indian
Meaning: Pathway

I am taking part in the Blogging From #AtoZChallenge [April 2015].

Saturday, April 25, 2015

V for Vineeta

'Vineeta' is the name of one of my sister's friends. She was also in the next junior batch of my course. She's a pretty girl and has a prettier young daughter now.


Name: VINEETA
It's a girl name.
Origin: Hindi
Meaning: Humble/Unassuming/Modest

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Friday, April 24, 2015

U for Umeshwari

'Umeshwari' is the name of my paternal grandmother (Aita). I remember her as a simple, sweet and quiet old lady. We used to visit her during our holidays and since I was one of her favourites, I enjoyed her attention. As a child, I had a wheatish complexion, and she believed that I turned dark because my mother didn't bathe me properly! The moment we arrived, she would sneak me away to the bathroom and scrubbed me with warm water and soap. She used to call me Putola (meaning doll). She used to make hand fans out of the paper covers of incense sticks. So when those fans were used, the cool air was scented. She passed away in her sleep when I was eleven years old. I wish she were around to see me grow up. I had spent a limited time with her but I really miss her very much; even after all these years.

Name: UMESHWARI
It's a girl name.
Origin: Assamese
Meaning: Feminine form of UMESH which means Lord of Uma. Uma is another name of Parvati, the wife of Lord Shiva (one of the primary Hindu gods). So UMESH means Lord Shiva. Hence UMESHWARI refers to Uma herself.

I am taking part in the Blogging From #AtoZChallenge [April 2015].

Thursday, April 23, 2015

T for Tanaaz

'Tanaaz' is the name of one of my friends from college. She has two sisters whose are also named with the letter  T. We had shared some wonderful times when we studied together. She is one beautiful woman.


Name: TANAAZ
It's a girl name.
Origin: Parsi
Meaning: Having a delicate body.

I am taking part in the Blogging From #AtoZChallenge [April 2015].

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

S for Salah

'Salah' is the name of my husband's father. He is a remarkable man. He is a self-made man who rightly believes that education can liberate you and take you to heights. He is a selfless man who gives and helps without asking. He is liberal and foresighted. I am his daughter-in-law in relationship; but in reality, he is nothing less than my father.

Name: SALAH
It's a boy name.
Origin: Arabic
Meaning: Righteousness/Goodness

I am taking part in the Blogging From #AtoZChallenge [April 2015].

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

R for Ruqaiya

'Ruqaiya' is the name of my husband's maternal grandmother. In the family, she is known as 'Amma' (meaning mother). My husband was very attached to her and misses her immensely. But unfortunately I never got to meet her. She passed away a couple of years prior to our wedding.  I hear she was a very special woman. She was loving as well as loved by all. (Something I wrote for her)

Name: RUQAIYA
It's a girl name.
Origin: Arabic
Meaning: Spell/Superior

I am taking part in the Blogging From #AtoZChallenge [April 2015].

Monday, April 20, 2015

Q for Quineisha

I don't know anyone named with the letter Q. So I started to look for an interesting name. I stumbled upon 'Quineisha'. Sounds uncommon and interesting, right!


Name: QUINEISHA
It's a girl name.
Origin: American
Meaning: It's a combination name formed by combining the names "Quinn" (meaning 'Descendent of Conn') and "Keisha" (meaning 'Her Life').

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

P for Purabi

'Purabi' is the name of my dear mother. She is better known by her pet name Geetoo and a very few people know her good name. She is an epitome of courage, patience, perseverance, love and sacrifice;and my rock. I wish I could be more like her. More about her in my post "My Ma..My Ideal".

Name: PURABI
It's a girl name.
Origin: Assamese/Bengali
Meaning: From the East/Musical Note.

I am taking part in the Blogging From #AtoZChallenge [April 2015].
 

Friday, April 17, 2015

O for Om

'Om' is a popular Indian name. 'Om' (Aum) is considered a  sacred syllable in Sanskrit because it represents the range of sounds that can be made by the human voice. It is placed at the beginning of most Hindu texts as a sacred incantation to be intoned at the beginning and end of a reading of the Vedas or prior to any prayer or mantra. Hindus believe that as creation began, the divine, all-encompassing consciousness took the form of the first and original vibration manifesting as sound "OM".


Name: OM
It's a boy name.
Origin: Sanskrit
Meaning: Sacred

I am taking part in the Blogging From #AtoZChallenge [April 2015].

Thursday, April 16, 2015

N for Naba

'Naba' is the name of my dear father. He is the second last child in ten siblings and so has always been a child at heart. Even though he studied agriculture and spent his whole professional life in that line, his true passion lies in art. He is a painter, sculptor, craftsman, poet, writer and also has a huge green thumb. He has developed a Japanese garden at home and spends his time tending to it and a few hundreds of Bonsai plants. He is an introvert and hardly reveals his true emotions. He rarely displays his affection for anyone but his daughters.
 
Name: NABA
It's a boy name.
Origin: Bengali/Assamese
Meaning: New/Newly born

I am taking part in the Blogging From #AtoZChallenge [April 2015].

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

M for Misbah

'Misbah' is the name of husband's youngest brother. He is the ideal brother-in-law, naughty and nice. He is a sensitive and a caring boy. To me, he takes the place of my younger sister in my marital home. Like any young boy, he has his own shortcomings, but he has his heart in the right place.

Name: MISBAH
It's a girl/boy name.
Origin: Arabic
Meaning: Light/Lamp

I am taking part in the Blogging From #AtoZChallenge [April 2015].

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

L for Lalita

'Lalita' is the name of my dear friend. She was the first friend I made during my post-graduate studies. Even though we took to each other almost immediately, we had our ups and downs in the next two years. We stayed in the same hostel and always had our meals together. With time, she has become a friend I cherish. We stay in different cities but are updated on each others' lives. I had always admired her for her sense of responsibility and sacrifice towards her family. She is a grounded and a strong woman.

Name: LALITA
It's a girl name.
Origin: Sanskrit
Meaning: Pleasant/Playful/Charming/Desirable

I am taking part in the Blogging From #AtoZChallenge [April 2015].

Monday, April 13, 2015

K for Kabir

I don't know why, but I am fascinated by the name 'Kabir'. In Indian history, Kabir was a mystic poet and saint, whose writings greatly influenced the Bhakti movement. Kabir's poems resonate with praise for the true guru who reveals the divine through direct experience, and denounce more usual ways of attempting god-union such as chanting, austerities, etc. Kabir, being illiterate, expressed his poems orally in vernacular Hindi, borrowing from various dialects.

Name: KABIR
It's a boy name.
Origin: Arabic (From Al-Kabir, the 37th name of God in Islam)
Meaning: Magnificent/Great

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

J for Joshua

'Joshua' is the name of the brother of my husband's friend. The friend and his siblings have become family over time. We all call him by his pet name Munna. In fact I came to know his beautiful name after quite sometime. He is a sweet boy and is way more responsible than his older brother. It is always a pleasure spending time with him.

Name: JOSHUA
It's a boy name.
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: God is Salvation.

I am taking part in the Blogging From #AtoZChallenge [April 2015].
 

Friday, April 10, 2015

I for Insaan

'Insaan' is the pen name of my husband's younger brother, Shuja. He presents himself as 'Insaan Khan' (Khan is our surname) on social media and in his writings. He says he aspires to become 'Insaan' in the truest sense and that 'Insaan Khan'  is the ideal man. Shuja is forever in the quest of truth and very inquisitive by nature. Apart from that, he loves to watch romantic movies and eat his favourite foods.

Name: INSAAN
It's a boy name.
Origin: Arabic
Meaning: Man/Human Being/Mankind

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

H for Haaris

'Haaris' is the name of my husband's first cousin, who is nothing less than a sibling. He is quite shy and an introvert. But once he warms up, he can be quite a talker. He is a hardworking, honest, sweet, emotional boy; with a good heart. And he adds humour and smiles to my life.

Name: HAARIS
It's a boy name.
Origin: Arabic
Meaning: Vigilant Guard, Protector, Guardian.

I am taking part in the Blogging From #AtoZChallenge [April 2015].
 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

G for Gargee

'Gargee' is the name of one of my dear friends. I met her during my post-graduation studies in Tezpur University. She is one of the most straight-forward women I know. She is a mass-communication graduate, but her true passion is baking. She is also a dog-lover like me.

Name: GARGEE
It's a girl name.
Origin: Sanskrit
Meaning: A learned woman, Wise girl, One who inspires to think.

I am taking part in the Blogging From #AtoZChallenge [April 2015].

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

F for Fatima

'Fatima' is a popular Muslim name. It was name of Prophet Muhammad's favourite daughter. Variants of this name include Fateema, Fatyma, Fataema, Fatmah and Fatuma.

Name: FATIMA
It's a girl name.
Origin: Arabic
Meaning: Chaste (one who abstains from forbidden things), Motherly (one who weans a child).

I am taking part in the Blogging From #AtoZChallenge [April 2015].
 

Monday, April 6, 2015

E for Elizabeth

'Elizabeth' is a classic name, isn't it? The name reflects rich history, broad appeal and timeless style. Nicknames like Liz, Lizzie, Beth, Betty and Eliza are derived from Elizabeth. Two notable queens of England are named Elizabeth. Elizabeth Taylor, Elizabeth Banks and Elizabeth Hurley are famous movie actresses.

Name: ELIZABETH
It's a girl name.
Origin: Hebrew (derived from Elisheba)
Meaning: Oath of God, God is bountiful

I am taking part in the Blogging From #AtoZChallenge [April 2015].
 

Saturday, April 4, 2015

D for Digen

'Digen' is the name of my maternal grandfather (Koka). To me, he is the ideal man. Loving, caring, honest, patient, truthful, liberal and foresighted; he truly justifies his name. Interestingly, unlike his wife (B for Bulbuli), he is quite an introvert. He seldom gets angry. But when he does, you better maintain your distance.

Name: DIGEN
It's a boy name.
Origin: Assamese
Meaning: Lord of righteousness

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Friday, April 3, 2015

C for Chanda

'Chanda' is the pet name of my husband's aunt (mother's younger sister). She is the second mother to him. She is quite chirpy and a jolly person. With her around, there is never a quiet moment. Her greatest strength (to me) is her ability to smile through all adversities.

Name: CHANDA
It's a girl name.
Origin: Hindi
Meaning: Shining moon.

I am taking part in the Blogging From #AtoZChallenge [April 2015].

Thursday, April 2, 2015

B for Bulbuli

'Bulbuli' is the pet name of my maternal grandmother (Aita). She is an extrovert and a multi-talented lady. She has been a apt art performer since her childhood. A singer, a dancer, an actress as well as a wonderful cook. She loves to help people too. Her pet name suits her personality wonderfully.

Name: BULBULI
It's a girl name.
Origin: Assamese/Hindi
Meaning: Songbird

I am taking part in the Blogging From #AtoZChallenge [April 2015].