Wednesday, 14 March 2007

what's in a name?

this blog of mine, as no doubt you'll soon be able to tell, is really just an opportuntiy for me to ramble on. i do not currently have many friends you see. they all gradually got hitched, had one or two crying machines, and then disappeared off the face of the earth.

however, i am also hoping that this blog will be beneficial to anyone having the privilige of reading it. i promised to upload some teaching resources on here for example, and i'm hoping to exchange ideas with others lucky/crazy (depending on my mood) enough to be in this field, as well as providing an insight into the day to day life of teaching. i will also post some of my recipes, so that those of you living on junkfood and myfood can learn to fend for yourselves. i shall not name names but you know who you are!


i have predilection for blogs at the moment (and also a predilection for the word predilection) anyway, i have a few favourite blogs i check regularly, which i will link to as soon as i figure out how, and thought it was about time i stopped talking about what to name my blog and just come up with soemthing! hema is a childhood nickname, which means i can maintain anonyminity and still keep part of my identity. well i like it anyway.

speaking of names, my sister in law has decided she wants to do something about the current serene atmosphere in our house by introducing a crying machine into the bargain soon. so, any ideas for names would be appreciated. just so he/she doesn't end up with some of the recent suggestions that have been put forward. i mean HIBA??????

15 comments:

YMiss said...

I'm the first 2 comment!! Haven't read what you've wrote yet tho, will do that and then leave another comment

Anonymous said...

saddo

YMiss said...

Wow you use 'big words!' Hope you update more then I do. As for crying machines another 7 weeks till my sis in law is due!!
As for names duhhhh Asma of cause! Easy 2 spell and remember

saudi stepford wife said...

Pass it on...it's infectious isn't it? I found it easier to do all my stuff on a document then copy and paste to a post. That way I can type something quickly when an idea hits me without having to go online. I'm developing about 12 ideas at the moment and when one looks good, i post. You're on my feedreader so I'll get your post immediately. Have fun.

hema said...

y- that comment couldn't possibly have been directed at me or ymiss, so i'm assuming "saddo" is a suggestion for the baby, which is simply cruel. i know i'm a little sceptical about this baby, but the poor thing hasn't even been born yet. give him/her a chance!
ymiss- erm.. asma is nice... but why don't we just keep our options open for now?
saudi stepford wife- i love your blog. i was thinking you should set something up as your life has been so interesting! i'm sure you have come accross some nice names in saudi, lease share..

Anonymous said...

no, it was most definitely directed at you

Saabirah said...

I don't like Hiba. I hope you're not just setting up a nominal blog, blogging only once in a blue moon... like other people out there... you know who you are.

Saabirah said...

Wow that was a useful comment - not. OK, I like the name Zainab. And Tasneem. Although that is a bit overused by the Pakistanis...

Undescovered genius said...

its pronounced...hiBAH
i like...
*Hilel (boys)
*Ismail
*Zakia
*Raqaiyah(girls)
*Isra
*Sehrish
*Amal
*Hessa

Umm Maymoonah said...
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Umm Maymoonah said...

AssalamuAlaikum sis great blog mashaaAllah. Hey what about 'Zarnab'? Saabirah can explain what it means.... :-)

hema said...

wa alaikum salaam. i've never heard of zarnab- don't even know if it's for a by or a girl. go on then saabirah, enlighten me...
i like zainab to, but none else seems to. you're right tasneem is a bit too common (hope no tasneems are reading, if they are saabirah said it first...)

Saabirah said...

:)
Me and Umm Maymo were reading a book on the hadith about Umm Zar' and this woman described her husband like zarnab, which is a fragrant plant or tree. It's a nice twist on Zainab if you think Zainab is common. I think from the definition it could be a unisex name.

Umm Maymoonah said...

Its an excellent book mashaAllah. very thought provoking.

Samia_DK said...

Asalaamu aleikum SØDE!
Here are some names for your sister in law as promissed.
(some that i like anyway)

For a girl:
Zafiya, Malika, Dalila, Salina, Medina, Dilara, Aliya, Sherin.

For a boy:
Malik, Ismail, Jamal, Isa, Lamin, Younas, Isaac, Elias, Mikail.

Hope that it can be to some use...
jeg savner dig altid!
Aapna kheyal rakna :o)

XXX samia