Wednesday, December 12, 2012

V is for ...

12.12.12 I just wanted to write it once. :)

What's in a name? A lot I tell you . It may not be so for a rose but us humans it matters. I was named
Sirisha and given a middle name Satya after my grandma. I love it so far. But in South India, the name format is <Last Name><Middle Name><First Name> the initials of which turn out to be ASS for me :| Imagine going through High School with that!

So the only major thought process that I had with my daughter was that her initials shouldn't mean anything. According to Hindu Traditions and Dates, it was suggested that she be named with the letter 'V'. It would be auspicious for her. I dont mostly believe but I didn't really object to it as her initials would turn out to be VAD and atleast in English it didn't mean anything.

First I thought of Vanya.  Now this wasn't inspired from Vanya Mishra ,the Miss India,2012.  The name had an universal appeal. It had meanings in Sanskrit,Greek and Russian.

But it wasn't very popular amongst my in-laws for reasons I don't want to get into. Sigh!

So then came a lot of names like Vanhi,Varnika Vipra and Viti. Somehow I looked at my baby and she didnt look like a Vanhi,Varnika Vipra or a Viti.

So I skipped the Indian baby names and went to a global site. I came up with Vera (meaning Truth) and Vevina ( sweet little lady). I looked at the litte girl and called out both names and she responded to Vevina :)

So there we have it. My girls name is Vevina. Vevina means a sweet lady in Latin,Irish and Hebrew. It is of gaelic origin.
Linking this to ABC Wednesdays and to Marathon Bloggers

13 comments:

  1. Vevina is such a sweet name :)

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  2. That's a very sweet name. Am loling on the "I looked at my baby and she didn't look like a ....." I totally understand what you mean. I tried imagining N with a whole lot of other names before he was born and it just didn't click!!

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  3. Much hugs to your sweet little lady. I know what a headache naming is. My hubby and i had 111 girls names together, and then we had our 2nd boy - and no name for him for the next 6 months.!

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  4. nice name for the little one, Sirisha..oh yes, names do matter esp in this global age where a fairly innocent and sweet Indian name can get horribly twisted in foreign mouths..
    I can identify with the "she didn't look like a...." I kind of imagined my son too with the sound of the names :-)

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  5. Thankoo all for your sweet comments :)

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  6. i love d name vanya but vevina is such a chick name.. she wud love u for that name !

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  7. It sounds rather "vivacious" too! I love your choice!

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  8. Lovely name! I have never heard this one, and the meaning is lovely too!
    We went through this phase too, on trying to find a name starting with "Da" for my daughter and "She" or "Che" for my son :). We tried so hard to keep it modern, yet Indian, and watching out for any possible nicknames Phew!!

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  9. Your little girl's name sounds like the talc I used to love the Verbina, hence it smells so good! I wouldn't want the same initials as well.

    V is for..
    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

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  10. First of all, Vevina is a very nice name .. Very different and interesting .. Not one of the usual names ..
    And secondly, Oh dear! you are doing a blog marathon! One post per day. I have to try this sometime, atleast for a week :-)

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  11. First of all, Vevina is a very nice name .. Very different and interesting .. Not one of the usual names ..
    And secondly, Oh dear! you are doing a blog marathon! One post per day. I have to try this sometime, atleast for a week :-)

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  12. thats a nice name :)

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