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What’s in a Name

Posted by daddy leon On January - 20 - 2009

My dad named my son 张宇轩.  Yvonne and myself had no clue what it meant but it sure sounded good.

My dad lovingly put this together for Nathaniel.

超凡基督爱

豁亮吾主恩

and further explained:

神态器宇不凡, 指 气宇轩昂, 英姿焕发 ,
一身正气, 光明磊落, 堂堂正正, 乃基督所怜爱的

心胸宽阔明亮, 性格直率豁朗, 是吾主所恩赐的

I love the fact that its so Christ centred. :D Thanks dad, its precisely what we hope in Nathaniel.

18jan09-nat2 
Huh?

11 Responses to “What’s in a Name”

  1. tiffany says:

    good name!

  2. yuling says:

    My friend’s son has the same name too! Exact same characters! Just that the surname is Chen. :)

  3. lish© says:

    Ok my chinese v poor. Can help explain ? :D

  4. visinv says:

    translation please!

  5. Foleon Eyeh says:

    This is to encourage and bless Nathaniel to be more Christ like in his life :

    MAN OF INTEGRITY AND RIGHTEOUSNESS, THIS IS CHRIST’S LOVE

    MAN OF PASSION AND WISDOM, GOD FEARING, THIS IS GOD’S GRACE

  6. tiffany says:

    Foleon Eyeh: fab translation! i wouldnt have said it other way better than yours!!

  7. daddy leon says:

    thanks dad! I knew you would chip in on this. :)

  8. Candice says:

    i like the word – 轩, because of the male lead role in a qiong yao story. it was those beautiful, with some sadness, but ended well enough story. made the name so much more beautiful!

    wanted to use it for my kid in future too. ;)

  9. beanbean says:

    ok, i couldn’t even read his name! sigh! tells you how terrible my chinese is! but love the translation uncle peter gave.

  10. lish© says:

    beanbean, that makes two of us. I can’t read the name either … sigh.

    Leon, your dad v happening!

  11. mummy snooze says:

    Beanbean & lish :: It’s Nathaniel Cheng Yu Xuan. I wouldn’t have know how to pronounce 轩 too, if not for it being my son’s name :)

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