For the moms that have half asian babys
Nicole - posted on 04/03/2010
My daughter is half Thai. I wanted to give her a thai name and even got online to look for some, but her dad would not help me, if i found a name that i thought had a good meaning he would say "i dont know how to say it" even tho he was raised in thailand until he was 17! so needless to say my daughters name is olivia, his dad who lives in thailand still has nickanmed her bamboo, he said because of her super chubby cheeks!
Krista - posted on 02/19/2010
I am white and my husband is Laotian. We have 2 kids and gave them both Lao first names and American middle names. My son is Potisane Julian and my daughter is Khanthaly Nalani. Potisane means like God sent and Khanthaly is like offering. Alot of people don't understand why we would give our children Asian names, especially ones so long and we have heard MANY opinions about it but I think it is very important for kids to have ties to their culture, maybe even more so when they are mixed because one half of their family culture may be dominant. I am happy with our decision and they can always go by their middle names or nicknames if they choose.
Michelle - posted on 02/10/2010
My twin boys middle name is Pic and Nil. They mean Precious/Diamonds and The Mountain Where the Precious/Diamonds ones are found. My other child's middle name is Kery. The name of the tallest (I think) mountain in Cambodia. My youngest is Tat. My mother-in-laws maiden name. Her family we think was basically wiped out by the Khmer Rouge.
My only two requirements I told my mother-in-law was I needed to be able to spell the name and pronounce it without to much trouble.
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