Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Attention - Grabbing Greek Baby names. by Jaden Smith

The family history and the family tree are exposed in Greek Names. This states that a Greek baby name reveals the history of the family and also indicates an ongoing family trend. The naming ceremony of a child takes place in the church during his/her first six to eight months. The child is given a Greek name after his/her baptism at the church. People also celebrate his/her "Name Day" in Greece. The baby names in Greek are mostly taken from the Orthodox Church Calendars where as many Greeks endure Greek God names which also signifies famous personalities. There are different versions of Greek names, "basic" is one of those.

The nicknames in Greek are derived from their tradition, there are names which are also produced from jokes and few reflect a cute look. Saint or martyr of the church is given tribute by dedicating each day of the year in their memory. Thus the Greek baby name carries the Saint's name. It has been observed that Greek girl names very much relates to patron saints, though the ancient Greek names have become very popular in last few years. Greeks being traditional they have complete freedom of choosing their Greek girl names. Today with the ongoing trend people of Greece have started using compound names for their baby girl which is a mix of both Orthodox and an ancient Greek names. For instance Eleni - Electra or Maria - Phaidra. Greece is also famous for having common female Greek names. The research and the statistics say that Maria is the most common name in Greece. People also believe that it's a very lucky name which has positiveness in it. There are some unofficial stats which also shows that Maria, Dimitra, Eleni, Soussana are also very common names in Thessaloniki (Salonica), the second biggest city in Greece. Like female Greek names, male Greek names are many and different, not as common as Greek female names. The first born son in the family typically takes his grandfather's name, though this tradition is followed mostly in rural areas and small towns.

There was a time when Greek baby boy names used to use diminutive and nicknames, replacing the initial name. For instance, a Greek baby boy nickname could be "Kostas" where in his real name is "Konstantinos." Keeping the fashion of common names, even Greek male name has common names. Such as "Giorgos". The study says that 11% male gender in Greek has "Giorgos" name. There are many more names which are commonly used. We have spoken about the Origin of Greek names, Greek baby boy names and baby girl names. Now let's understand the theory of Greek surnames. The very interesting part of having female surnames in Greek is that they use the surname of the man with a feminine version of the real masculine name. For example a female last name is Demetriou which is taken from the surname of a male named Demetrios. In spite of facilitating the female surnames, foreigners still find the surnames to be bit complicated in general. The majority of Greek surnames are usually the genitive of the first name of the father of the family.

There are few more interesting concepts of Greek surnames. Such as surname Kara means it comes from East where as Kara in Turkish means black. Kondo means short, Papa means there used to be a priest in the family. Last but not the least, will discuss about Greek God names. The endless and enormous Greek mythology is loaded with deities, semi-gods and other figures that supports the 12 Gods and create some kind of divine repute. Some of these god names which are also said to be ancient names are still in use today. You have many such fascinating concepts and fundamentals behind Greek names. This was just a brief of it.

About the Author
My name is Jaden Smith. I am Graduate with a B.SC. (IT) I have ten year experience in the documentation and content writing. I also keep up regular blogs and encourage feedback on articles and blogs written. I like to play cricket and singing. I am a certified fundamental and technical analyst. I am belongs from United State.

Good Muslim Names by James Gunaseelan

Like Shaadi or marriage, giving a child a good Muslim name is considered to be just as important. Arabic names construct the basis of several Muslim names. A number of these names have relevance taken from the Islamic understanding of the God of Abraham. Given and family names drawn from the 99 names of God employed in Islam are quite widespread among Muslims from several nationalities.

There is a logical structure to Arab naming, usually employed in the Middle East, which makes it possible to comprehend an individual's recent ancestry. A whole name shows a person's given name, his father's name and his grandfather's name, in addition to the family name. Muhammad is one of the most popular Muslim names. There may also be variations in a Muslim name. For instance, variations for Muhammad include Mahmoud and Ahmed.

So you have experienced a wonderful Shaadi or lavish marriage, now is the time to think of a good Muslim name for your baby. When thinking of a name, there are many themes you can go with. For instance, if you want a strong name, you can choose Jabbar (fboy), which means mighty king, or Amira (girl), which means ruler. If you want something that stands for beauty, you can go for Nadhiyah (girl) or Husain (boy). For a name that stands for wisdom and intelligence, you may choose Rashida (girl), which means intelligence, or Rashad (boy), which means wisdom. Or how about choosing a theme that has to do with love? For girls, Rafiqa stands for sweetheart and for boys, Habib stands for beloved. There are many more names that have popular symbols attached to them, describing one as good-natured, kind, happy, honest, generous or noble.

Giving A Muslim Baby A Non-Arabic Name
As with Shaadi and other eventful occasions, naming a Muslim child is often carefully thought-out and made to have Islamic relevance. In Islam, Muslims are able to give their baby a non-Arabic name if they wanted. However, Islam does have a guideline for parents on choosing the appropriate Muslim names for their children. It is generally pointed out that a Muslim baby be given a good name. This could mean naming a child with the main purpose of reflecting one's Islamic identity.

Names For Sunni Muslims
One of the things that may be used to tell Sunni Muslims from Shiite Muslims is the name. However, this is only a general difference and Muslims around the world utilize some common names to give their babies, like Mohammad or Ahmad. Some names may have a sectarian indication and, if employed, establish almost certainly whether an individual is a Sunni or a Shiite. Such indication among Sunni Muslims include names like Omar and Othman. For Muslim women, name differences between Sunnis and Shiites are not as strong.

Using Muslim name online directories as well as some marriage websites may be able to help you find a name that you'll feel is right for your baby. Gather a handful of names you fancy and try to say each one out loud just to test if you really do like it. If you are having trouble deciding, you can simply give your baby a name taken from the previous generation of your family.

About the Author
James Gunaseelan writes in-depth and highly relevant articles about Muslim names. His articles will surely help you in deciding for the best name you can bestow upon your child.