May 22, 2007

The meaning of Yiu Yiu's name

Got tagged by Chanel on this one so thought I quickly do it before it grows mould. On two previous occasions, I was tagged by shooi and allthingspurple but because I was caught up with work, I didn’t manage to do it. Sorry ladies.

OK, Yiu Yiu is basically our affectionate name for our little princess. The Mandarin name for Yiu Yiu is Yan Yao. I'm not good with Mandarin so I'll just attempt to explain the best I could but. "Yan" in Mandarin means someone who's authoritative, smart and influential. Hubby wanted to use this character as the middle name for all our children (if we ever have any more, that is) as well as his brother's children. It is one part of the Chinese character that makes up the word "colour". "Yao" on the other hand, is one half of the name of the famous Chinese author, Chung Yao. It means something beautiful and pleasant. There's really no special reason why we chose this name but mainly because hubby likes how it sounds in Mandarin, and I like the Cantonese pronunciation of "Yiu". And since it rhymed, and matched her birth date and time, we decided to name her Tang Yan Yao.

Now that you know, here's the mums I'd like to know more about their child(ren)'s name. Sorry ladies but this is my first ever tag so kena pass on lar. And since I know so few people in blogosphere, the tag has to come to you lor...

**Start Copy**Proposition: What is the meaning of your kid’s name?Requirements: write about what or how or why you giving the name to your kids.Quantity: FIVE PEOPLE.Tag Mode:1st - You leave their blog and post link and add to the list below.2nd - Let the blogger you want to tag know they been tagged by comment in their blog or etc.
Msaufong-SQ & Kiki
Shoppingmum and Kids-Justin and Isabelle
Chooi Peng-Kai Wen
Dragonmummy-Nicole and Marcus
Jasmine-Faythe & Vyktore
AnggieJeremy Chang Ee Jay
ChanelJeriel Lim Jing Yong
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jazzmint said...

ooo..itu macam. nice unique name ;)

Angeleyes said...

You are the 6th person who tagged me!!! See lar... I don't hv time to do tags now and everyone tot I was not tagged! LOL

shooi said...

thanks for the tag...was wondering when i am going to get it. :)

A Mom's Diary said...

Jazz, the spelling for Faythe and Vyktore are indeed very unique.

Angeleyes, hehehe...that's why I quickly do first, if not grow mould like the 2 previous tags which i never did

Shooi, waiting for you now...

allthingspurple said...

and i have 4 tags on this name meme too. You, Vivian, Mott and Sandra of Miabambina. I tag you guys and you guys tag me back the same tag. ha ha.

cairo's mommy said...

i like the sound of yiu yiu a lot.

i call cairo by her cantonese name (yau yau) too, i feel closer to her cos i know that her future friends and colleagues will not use that name, so it's exclusively mine :p

A Mom's Diary said...

cairo's mummy, that's a good idea. we didn't give yiu yiu a christian name, coz we figured if we do, as you said, most people will not know her chinese name.