Friday, February 20, 2009

What's in the Name?


For a long time I wondered why do I have the most unique name. I never even once tried reasoning why my name is Baniaikynmaw?

For the past few days I've been thinking of various names for my new born niece but was unable to think of any unique Khasi name. This let me into thinking about my own name instead.

How did my mom decide to give me such a unique name? I couldn't think of any valid reason why this one particular name since my grand mom had given me a Christian name and a very common one at that...

Today the 20 of February 09, after almost 25 years I came to know why I'm Baniaikynmaw.

I felt so special when my mom told me the reason why I was given this name. The name was chosen so that my grand mom will always remember my dad by seeing ME!