What's Your "Official" Nickname?
We in Bangladesh have a wonderful tradition of having "official" Bangla or Banglicized nicknames often unrelated the actual "official" name.
Mine is Shubho. My father's was Bachchu. My mom's is Lucky (pronounced Lakee by most), given to her by my grandmother nicknamed Rozi. She nicknamed her other kids Bobby, Jolly and Joy! The irony is, my late grandmother was a Bangla professor educated in an English medium Islamic institution in Kolkata before her MA at the DU.
I have biracial (Irish American) cousins named Onindo, Ornob and Osheem all born and raised in Staten Island. All three are fluent in shundor Bangla, and can read Bangla newspapers.
"O people, we created you from the same male and female, and rendered you distinct peoples and tribes, that you may recognize one another. The best among you in the sight of GOD is the most righteous. GOD is Omniscient, Cognizant." (49:13)
Last edited by Sohel; December 2, 2012 at 10:17 PM.