My name means...

In Japan, parents name their children, hoping their lifelong happiness.

My parents did, too.

They named me あいこ(A - i - ko ).


They decided to use Kanji, Chinese character, 愛子.

愛 means "love" and 子 means "child".

They hoped me to be loved by everyone.


Last week, 

I found an interesting information in a book.


Each sound of Japanese Hiragana has meaning.

あ(A) means "Love".

い (i ) means "Light".

こ (ko) means "Complete".

So, my first name means that

I am a person to complete Love and Light in this world.


WOW!


I checked my last name, and 

each sound has meaning, such as

"burst" "action" and "universe".


Is it like,

I burst into the universe by taking action.....

?


It is a bit difficult to interpret my last name, 

but it is quite interesting.

In Chinese character, 

my last name means "Half a rice field",

so, I prefer "burst into the universe etc.".


The writer of the book also said,

" Your name is  a prayer 

  which came to you from your beloved ones.

  It's a mantra which brings you happiness.

 Thank you, mother, for giving birth to me."


A name is just a name.

But it turned out to be a quite interesting object for me.


If I were not in this world,

I wouldn't have a chance to know these interesting things.


Thanks, mom.




 



 



キラキラの種~seeds to sparkle~

Each of us has seeds to sparkle, but many of us don't know what make them sparkle. This is a blog of a woman who wants to know how people can sparkle in their lives, including herself.