Wednesday, November 14, 2007

what's in a name

I was away from the blogging scene for a few weeks now cause my Jaring connection was cut off cause I exceeded the credit limits. I first wrote this blog to share with people the bits and pieces of my life and also my views and opinions on certain things in life. And my blog URL was and still is I know some of you think that I'm a self proclaimed victorious girl with that kind of blog URL.

But let me explain to you why I chose that name. It more or less comes from my name : ZAFIRAH. It's a translation of my name. Zafirah is actually an Arabic name and it means victorious or successful. So that's where I got my blog URL. According to my name I'm victorious but am I really victorious in real life?

Hahaha. I don't think so. I'm just a girl living my life but always try to do my best in whatever I do at the same time. Everyone has a name. Name is a kind of symbolic contract between the society and the individual. By giving a name the society confirms the individual's existence and acknowledges its responsibilities toward that person. The name differentiates a person from others thus, the society will be able to treat the person as someone with needs and feelings different from those of other people.

The sense of personal identity and uniqueness that a name gives us is at the heart of why they are important to us as individuals and to our society as a whole. Although most people know very little about names and about the effects they have on everyday life. As humans with names, we have the need and right to know about the psychological, magical, religious, and ethnic aspects of our names.

Go here to find out the meanings behind your names


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