Thursday, June 28, 2007

Tagged! My three "HS"s...

This is LOOOOOONNNGGG overdue!

I was tagged by Minah Celoteh earlier this month and had not been able to really sit down and come up with a proper and decent clear head to work on it until today. Sorry Minah! Wa manyak sibuk...

So, today - after more than three weeks, here goes ...

Details of the TAG are as follows -

PROPOSITION : What is the meaning of your kid'(s) name(s)?

REQUIREMENTS : Write about what or how or why you gave the name(s) to your kid(s).

QUANTITY: 5 people

TAG MODE: Firstly you leave their blog and post link and add to the list below;
and secondly you let the blogger you want to tag know that he/she has been tagged by commenting in his/her blog or etc.

The line of bloggers tagged :

msau the meaning of SQ and Kiki

shopping mum the meaning of Justin and Isabelle

Judy Chow Terry

Shannon Rachel

Samm Gordon and Malcolm

Sasha lil J

Mott 2 Monkeys

Fatty Poh's Fatty Boy


D Abg Z Abg H Princess & Litle D

DadofFour Siti Khadijah, Muhammad Yusof, Siti Kauthar, Muhammad Ibraheem and Muhammad Umar

Minah Celoteh Big Q & small q

And yours truly - Wanshana : Hanna Suhaila, Hasya Sofea and Hilman Syauqi

How did we come up with the names for our kids? Well, both Ayah and I came to an agreement that our kids should have two names. The first name should start with the letter "H" (following Ayah's name) and they should have a second name starting with the letter "S" (following my name) - fair and square, what??! That was the easy part. The hardest part was going through hundreds of names beginning with "H" and "S" everytime I got pregnant, and reaching an agreement with Ayah on the final names! (But, I seem to remember having the final say in it..Hehehe...)

Anyway, EVERYTIME I was pregnant, we had TWO names on standby. One for a boy, and one for a girl.

When I was pregnant with our first baby, we decided that if it was a girl, we would name her "Hanna Suhaila" (Happiness/Keriangan and Softness/Kelembutan), and if it was a boy, it would be "Hilman Syauqi" (Courteous/Kesopanan and Kerinduan). Hanna Suhaila came into the world on 17 November 1995.

My third pregnancy (I lost my second baby through a miscarriage in 1997) - we still kept the name "Hilman Syauqi" if it was a boy, and we decided on "Hasya Sofea" (Perfection/Kesempurnaan and Pure/Suci) if it was a girl. Hasya Sofea was born on 8 April 1999.

The last pregnancy (so far!), we also had two names on standby (the girl's name would not be revealed here - in case I may need it in the near future! Hehehe!), and after nearly 5 years keeping the boy's name, we had the chance to finally use it when Hilman Syauqi was born on 10 September 2000!

And I think, in many ways - our kids' names do reflect their personalities!

So, I hereby tag Ibu, Murni, Yeop, Mamamia and Dillazag.

Tag away guys!



MAMAMIA said...

Insya Allah I'll do mine.

Hanna & Sofea, these names were in my selection list also. Ada macam bunyi omputih sikit kan...

Still wishing for another one???


Busy eh...that makes 2 of us.

So creative with the 'H' and the 'S'. All very beautiful names and meanings, Alhamdulilah.

So....agak2 the name yang on standby taknak dijadikan kenyataan soon ke hehehe ;)

WANSHANA said...

Dear Mamamia,

Somehow in 1995 the name "Hanna" (or Hana or Hannah), and in 1999 Sofea (or Saffiya)seemed to be quite popular (but "Suhaila" and "Hasya" were somewhat rare then - but now dah ramai with those names). "Hannah" is also a Hebrew name, and "Hana" means flower in Japanese.

Hehehe...YEP! Still wishing for another one! Tapi, dah tua-tua ni, sure tak larat berjaga malam jaga baby...but,I still hope ada rezki lagi, insya Allah...

WANSHANA said...

Dear Minah Celoteh,

Thanks! Your kids' names pun very beautiful and unique.

The names on standby tu MEMANG diharapkan boleh digunakan secepat mungkin. Hehehe...

Tapi, pening jugak nak fikir coz' Ayah's siblings also name their babies with names starting with "H"! So, dah kekurangan choices dah now ni...So, the moral of the story is - I'd better have another one before the names I've chosen for my next one are taken by them!!! ;D