Monday, November 5, 2007

What's in a name?

Hmm... how do you name a kid? Especially when his mom is from the States, his father is from Hong Kong - the Cantonese speaking part, and they work in a Mandarin speaking country.

English:
Jonathan - "gift of God" (Francis chose this one.)
Levi - "joined", from the Levites, one of the 12 tribes of Israel who, when they all entered the Promised Land from Egypt, they didn't get a parcel of land, but were set apart to serve in the temples and holy places, leading the others in communing with God. (And we like to wear blue jeans, as well!)

Cantonese:
Ng - sounds like "mmm....."
Ga - sounds like "gah." Means "excellent.:
Lok - sounds like "lock." Means "happy, joyful" from Galatians 5:22.

Mandarin:
Wu - sounds like "woo." (Same character as Ng, but different pronunciation b/w the 2 languages.)
Jia - sounds like "j'yah." Again, "excellent."
Le -sounds like "luh", as in "lull." Again, "happy, joyful."

ID:
Jonathan Levi Galok Ng

Whew!

2 comments:

highlandsgirl said...

Love the meaning-full name(s). And so glad to here you're more comfortable at "home." Baby and momma look wonderful.

Has anyone told you breastfeeding gets more comfortable after the 20th feeding? No one mentioned that until my 3rd child. . .and they were right. You should be there by now.

With lots of love from all the Martins

Mel said...

SO he has 3 names too! ;)

I love them and I pray he lives up to his names....


mel