|From:||Andrew Smith <hobbit@...>|
|Date:||Monday, May 17, 1999, 7:37|
Browsing through a copy of the New Internationalist I found an article on
naming in Mongolia by a regular correspondent. I took a note of the names
muhai, ugly, apparently not used as a name, but as an epithet meaning
'darling': my ugly girlfriend.
Mene, many, the promise of wealth
Gansukh, Steel Axe, implying strength
Sansar-Huu, Son of the Cosmos
Zerleg, Savage, Barbarian, implying vitality
Chudruck, Fist, another manly name
Neer-Gui, No-Name, given to a child by a couple who had already lost five
of her siblings on the advice of a lama to please the Buddhist deities, a
Batta-kuz, Camel Eyes, because camel eyes are beautiful.
Sazug, Smelly, but doesn't mean smell bad.
Zolbin, Stray, an affectionate name.
Yalvita, Victory, a name of a boy.
Tsetseg, Flower, a name of a girl.
Altan Duul, Golden Flame.
Malmas, named for the Almas, a legendary wild beast of Mongolia.
Andrew Smith, Intheologus email@example.com
"Orcs eat Hummers."
- Old Orc Saying.