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.
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.
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.