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Old December 2, 2012, 09:47 PM
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Question 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.
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Old December 2, 2012, 09:49 PM
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Snigdha...

only Sohel da can keep it real.
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Old December 2, 2012, 09:57 PM
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Snigdha...

only Sohel da can keep it real.
And I was hoping it'd be Kanta.
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Old December 2, 2012, 11:11 PM
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Old December 2, 2012, 11:18 PM
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^Wonderful name MashAllah!
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Old December 2, 2012, 11:22 PM
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Since we are having discussions about the "rightness" of nicknames. Well I always found it distasteful among gatherings when Bangali uncle-aunty openly discusses their naak-shitkani racism: Badhua? Chirolata? Mahua? Bhabi egula to "Hindu" naam.....

Enter chachamia/ a cleric to give 'fatwa': Keyamat er din Allah shei cheleke dakbe jei Musolmaan namee mayer kache chele porichito. Yes, Snigdha falls under that blacklisted category of "hindu" naam

Probably it's my upbringing but having cousins with "christian" names or "foreign" names it doesn't bother me. As much as I love Bangla (which btw I dont have to justify to anyone anyway) I will not exactly torture myself in front of the altar of linguistic aesthetics or poetry.
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Old December 2, 2012, 11:32 PM
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^Wonderful name MashAllah!
thanks so much, after all these years my mother still calls me that
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Old December 2, 2012, 11:34 PM
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Old December 2, 2012, 11:38 PM
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^Wow! During my time it was simpler names like Shubho, Shumon, Shobhon, Partho, Titash, Shujon, Monju, Mintu and Khoka. Only Munier Chacha (RIP) and his family gave his kids really unusual names like Bhashon, Mishuk and Tonmoy. Goes to show how far Bangla has come after liberation MashAllah.
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Old December 2, 2012, 11:46 PM
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.... I do NOT have a "my way or the highway" approach to anything despite having strong opinions on many thing ....
While I agree with the first para snipped portion of the your post - I don't see a way to reconcile the "not my way or the highway" assertion with the smug and snide "English medium hipness" remark.
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Since we are having discussions about the "rightness" of nicknames. Well I always found it distasteful among gatherings when Bangali uncle-aunty openly discusses their naak-shitkani racism: Badhua? Chirolata? Mahua? Bhabi egula to "Hindu" naam.....

Enter chachamia/ a cleric to give 'fatwa': Keyamat er din Allah shei cheleke dakbe jei Musolmaan namee mayer kache chele porichito. Yes, Snigdha falls under that blacklisted category of "hindu" naam

Probably it's my upbringing but having cousins with "christian" names or "foreign" names it doesn't bother me. As much as I love Bangla (which btw I dont have to justify to anyone anyway) I will not exactly torture myself in front of the altar of linguistic aesthetics or poetry.

This is so simple: you know when you do Akikah,(this is a festival for Muslims after the birth of a newborn to name the child) the official name you get is that name that it will be called in the day of judgement. As we grow up, we tend to pick up many nicknames from school, family etc...and there is nothing "unislamic" about that!


you know, our Prophet Mohammad(May Allah's peace and blessings be upon him) also had a nickname. it was called Al-Amin aka the Trustworthy one. I guess this is more of a Title than a nickname...


With that being said, In Islam it is not from the sunnah to make fun of others through Deragotary nicknames. here is my evidence:


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O you who have believed, let not a people ridicule [another] people; perhaps they may be better than them; nor let women ridicule [other] women; perhaps they may be better than them. And do not insult one another and do not call each other by [offensive] nicknames. Wretched is the name of disobedience after [one's] faith. And whoever does not repent - then it is those who are the wrongdoers.
Al-quran Surah Hujurat, verse 11(chapter 49, verse 11)
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Oh dear, Zee. What have you wrought?
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Old December 3, 2012, 12:44 AM
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বিশ্বকাপ

That's the nickname given to me by fellow BC members, and I love my 2nd nick as much as বিজয় loves his.
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Old December 3, 2012, 01:18 AM
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Darn, am I the only bangali without a daaknaam? I had one, but I kinda dropped it after a while cause it was easier that way... regreting it now. It was a nice name. Well, I guess it still is my daaknam that noone uses.
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Old December 3, 2012, 02:07 AM
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My daaknam, Bhalo nam, pocha nam w/e is all Antora :P
I used to have a bhalo nam, but that has been long crossed off my birth certificate :S.
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Old December 3, 2012, 02:13 AM
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Wonderful names. May I please know the meanings?

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Old December 3, 2012, 02:24 AM
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Great 'Tara'

People would now think you are facepalming the fact that you are embarrassed to be of Hindu descent. Keep digging the hole....i aint savin ya.
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Old December 3, 2012, 02:24 AM
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Wonderful names. May I please know the meanings?

বৃন্ত means the root that holds the flower, My dad wanted a girl and name her with flower but insteed i was born ..i guess he still wanted a name close to a flower
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Old December 3, 2012, 02:29 AM
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Snigdha (not Snigdho) means softie, modhur... chaader Snigdha, komol hashi. Kinun jui chanachur tel.

My Dadu (may GOD bless her soul in peace and grant her jannah) used to call me "siddho" as in siddho dim.

Little must be said that I found the soft nature of the name -for a lack of better term 'Orpheus'- so I prefer Zeeshan as common as it is.

My dad's first choice was Zico. And even Socrates.
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Old December 3, 2012, 02:33 AM
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My nickname is Nasif, not to be confused with our BC admin Nasif bhai. Actually I'm more known as Nasif than Razi by the people surrounding me.
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Old December 3, 2012, 02:57 AM
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Nazmul...no, I'm not the step son

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Old December 3, 2012, 04:11 AM
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Great 'Tara'

People would now think you are facepalming the fact that you are embarrassed to be of Hindu descent. Keep digging the hole....i aint savin ya.
Ufff manush jon eto kichu khochay khochay ber kore -_- .anyway, since u point it out, I removed it as it seemed as though I was giving the wrong impression & might be offensive.
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Old December 3, 2012, 04:30 AM
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Snigdha...

only Sohel da can keep it real.
I have a cousin named Snigdha. But she's a girl. :O
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Old December 3, 2012, 04:38 AM
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We have people on BC with various names such as Nazmul and Shubho. We should make a BC playing XI which composes of members on BC who have the same (or similar) names to BD cricketers in the national team.

For starters Nadim bhais name is Nazmul so he can be our pace bowler Nazmul Hossain and Sohel bhai being "Shubho" can be our Suhrawardi "Shuvo" (aka spin bowler). So we already have 2 players in the BanglaCricket Team

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9. Sohel; Shubho (Suhrawardi Shuvo)
10. nadim 98; Nazmul (Nazmul Hossain)
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Any other BC members who have the same (or similar) names to any other BD cricketers? I think this will be fun.
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