Naming Baby

Many are curious by now what we are naming our miracle baby warrior. 🙂 Ok – here goes – He shall be proudly known as:

male 

English: ETHEN CHEN

 

Mandarin:曾希恩

 

(Zeng Xi En)

 

A check through a few naming websites generated the following meanings:

Meaning of Ethen (pronounced the same way as “Ethan” and is an alternative way to spell it):

strong and optimistic, solid and enduring, steadfast and permanent, long-lived.

Origin: Hebrew

The coincidence is that we came up with this name even before we had all these hospital issues. So.. I think God knows best what he has in store for our baby. 🙂 And yes, we “happened” to decide to choose a name that starts with “E” and Kim decided to use the one ending with “e” rather than “a” ‘cos it signifies both our union – “E”dwin and “E”velyn. OK.. how cheesy ya.. but when you start naming your children, you will know it is not an easy task!

 

As for the Mandarin name, I really have to credit Kim for this. HE WAS THE ONE WHO CAME UP WITH IT!  Well..ok – I came up with “en”. That’s an easy one ‘cos I simply love “en” from a long time back. Though I know many Christian babies have “en” in their names, I still can’t resist using “en”. It kind of matches Eth-“en” as well! haaa…

As for stringing the Chinese name together, Kim had this dream (while I am in KKH) that our baby will become an Obstetrics and Gynaecology (O&G for short) doctor who specialises in high risk pregnancies in the future! haha… What silly dream you might say.. but the main aim is that we want baby to be a useful person who will contribute positively back to society in the future (especially since his birth hadn’t come easy!!!). So Kim wanted a Chinese word that resonate that.

He wanted a name that signify: hope (希望 – xi1 wang1) or miracle (奇迹 qi2 ji4). After talking out loud for a while, we found out that 希恩 sounded prefect-o! 🙂 So baby can tell people his Chinese name is hope (希) and gratitude or grace (恩)!

 

Don’t you just love the whole naming process? 🙂

 

Kim copying baby's chinese name from a dictionary. What a serious look!

Kim copying baby's chinese name from a dictionary. I love the serious look! 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “Naming Baby

  1. Hi evelyn, congrats! We haven’t caught up since the Suntec days. How are things with you? I’m currently busy with work and travel but still keeping in touch with the usual suspects, ie. Kareen. Pleasantly surprised to read your blog on FB. Once again, a huge congratulations to you and your hubby. 🙂

    In the next few months to come when your baby boy starts teething, you may just need a Sophie the Giraffe teether. You may want to visit http://www.sophie.sg and check out the varieties. If you find something you might like to have for your baby, just give me a tinker. Take care and keep in touch!

    God bless. 🙂

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