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Thursday, July 28, 2005

My Indian Name

I love reading Wickwire. She has a whimsical randomness that really hits the spot at times. And she provides a glimpse into a culture that is at once foreign and yet familiar to me.

Here she writes about Indian naming traditions in preparation for her son's naming.

I wonder what my Indian name would be?

I'm willing to entertain suggestions in the comments:

11 comments:

Jack's Shack said...

I had a couple of names but am too embarrassed to post them.

Jewish Blogmeister said...

Perhaps it would be "man of string".
You do play bass after all.

Neil said...

Matzoh eater.

Chaim said...

your name would be:

Man with pschyo little one. (who smokem da pipes)

PsychoToddler said...

I was thinking "Big Nose Little Chin"

Wickwire said...

Welllllllllll thank you, thank you very much. I'm heading home to find Psycho Toddler an Indian name. ;)

Stacey said...

"Andy Taylor Loving Fro Boy"

Wickwire said...

Here is your Indian Name:


Xw’dob’obz’buddahlth


Basically it means healer with precious child. Literally, the doctors of old here were healers of mind, body, and spirit. Xw’dob represents that high regard and holiness in the title of doctor or healer. Buddah means child of one’s own, as opposed to any child one is taking care of, and alth means precious, dear, beloved, cherished.

PsychoToddler said...

Thank you Wickwire!

You have to tell us what steps you went through to get that name.

And also, could you spell it phonetically? Right now it looks like one of those "bashed on the keyboard" names!

Wickwire said...

Oh man, how can I... hmmm:

Xw dob’ obz bu dolth’

"xw" as in, Qwuh, I’m not sure, but it’s the xw sounds said quickly with the mouth rounded like you're mocking a storm coming, mocking the wind.

o as in all

u as in bud

"lth" as in I’m not sure of this either, but it’s lth, place the tongue just at the roof of the mouth as ‘l’ while blowing air out the sides of the tongue.

Good thing we aren't Eskimo, they've got more of those weird sounds than we do.

I did the same thing with my elder, told her about you, that you were a good doctor, a caring doctor and that you loved your children. She laughed when I told her your site was called "Psycho Toddler" and asked if I was sure you were a good father.

PsychoToddler said...

LOL!