kazim is turning ONE soon. 1st april. how time flies.
i read with deep interest and great amusement the article written by mommy lyna in her blog, mysuperkids. she just delivered her 3rd baby boy (welcome to the 3-boys club, mommy!) and she wrote about how she picked out names for her boys, and what creative and lovely names they are! click here to read the interesting article.
i have three boys too.
Khaleef, Kahfi and Kazim.
first of all, i’ve always wanted my kids’ name to have alliteration with their bapak’s name – khairul. hence the search for any names that start with ‘K’.
secondly, since their bapak’s name is just one single word – khairul – so we decided to give the boys one single name too. no need to complicate matters with a string of names – like mine!
with all our 3 boys, i will be the one searching for names, shortlist my favorites, present it to the big boss – and mr. khairul will pick and choose. yes, he has the last say, but any name he ends up choosing is fine by me because they’re already shortlisted as my favorites.
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this was an easy one. because he was the first, the K names are in abundant and all up for grabs. we wanted a name that has a good meaning in arabic, sounds cute, and modern. among the classic, traditional ‘khalid’, ‘karim’ and ‘kasim’ – we found ‘khaleef’.
it means khalifah, and how apt we thought to name our first born khaleef, so he may lead his younger siblings to good manners, respect for the elderly and upholding islamic values.
for our second boy, we turned to the names of the quranic surah for inspiration. we found surah al-kahf, that tells of the youths at the cave, hiding from a tyrannical king. the story is very inspiring and shows the greatness of Allah. the surah itself carries tremendous goodness, recommended to be read every friday night.
we hope kahfi emulates the goodness of his namesake, and live up to its glory.
(err, right now we have yet to see either one! haha)
again, we look at muslim names that start with ‘K’. this took a longer time since we’re running out of ‘K’ names that fit our favor! after a long search, we settled for ‘kazim’. in fact, the morning after kazim was born, we asked teh my sis-in-law to double-check with her arab lecturers about the meaning of the name.
kazim means ‘the controller of anger’ – senang cakap, cool la haha. i love the grandeur in the sound of that name, and the simplicity of its meaning. he was born right as the sun reaches the peak of the sky, near noon – so orang kata kepala angin lahir tengah-tengah hari ni! but hopefully with that name, it may balance things out haha.
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how did you choose your kids’ names? and who, between the two of you decide on the name? hmm, i have a few girl names that start with ‘K’ – i hope i can actually use it one day…or should our daughter’s name start with an ‘S’ instead?
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oh, in the meantime – countdown to kazim’s 1st birthday this 1st april. horay.