What's In A Name?
Motherhood

What’s In A Name?

I hadn’t planned on sharing what is Baby N‘s full name or how I came up with it. But, I keep getting the same question day in, day out – it has come to a point where it annoys the heck out of me.

I really didn’t expect the overwhelming curiosity from people. Because, hey, she is my child. And I have every right in the world to name her anything I want to 🙂

Baby N‘s full name is: Nikka Aroha Nuralyaa Huda.
And, what’s in a name? Well, everything.

Nikka
Pronounced as NihK-AH. This name originated from a Greek word that carries the meaning of “victory”. Well, I’ve always been a fan of Greek names, so it’s an easy decision to make. I love the name Athena (Goddess of Wisdom) but my girl, Normi from BitterSweetByte has taken this name 😉

Aroha
Pronounced as AH-ro-ha. “Love” in Maori – one of my favorite words. I want Baby N to know she’s loved long before she was born and that she has a family all the way in New Zealand (and Australia) who love her equally as much as the rest of us here.

Nuralyaa
We picked this name as a tribute to my late father who passed away before Baby N was born. His name was Ali. Of course, I changed the spelling to make it more modern 😉
In Islam, “Nur” means “light” while “Alyaa” carries the meaning “the highest”. So, combining both – Light of the Highest.

Huda
My father picked it when he found out I was carrying a girl (though it is gender-neutral, mind you). It’s just a shame he left us before he even managed to see his granddaughter IRL.
“Huda” means “right guidance” and I truly hope Baby N will be guided along the right paths for the rest of her life.

Baby N doesn’t have “binti” (daughter of) in her registration. I just don’t think it’s necessary. JPN said it’s okay, so you nosy peeps can keep your opinions to yourself. It means nothing to me 🙂

So there. You can stop asking now.

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