騏瑋 asked in 社會與文化語言 · 1 decade ago

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What\'s in a Name ?

The naming of a child is a momentous decision for any family.So how do we end up withthe names we have? Some parents seem to choose based simply on personal preference. In other families,grandparents or professional name-makers come up with a child\'s name. And in some cases, the time of a child\'s birth influences how the child\'s name is determined.How did our parents decide which method to use ? In the end,it seems to depend on the culture we were born in.

In many European cultures,names are typically chosen by parents and may be based on relatives or ancestors within a particular family. For example,in Italy,children are traditionally named after their grandparents. In families with several children, the parents generally use the father\'s parents\' names. Similarly,some people in Eastern Europe name their children after relatives who have died. This practice is seem as a means to protect the child frome the Angle of Death.

Traditionally in some Asian countries,however,parents do not choose the name of a child,the child\'s grandfather or a fortune-teller chooses the name. And in contrast to the tradition of naming children after relatives,the child\'s name is chosen to influence the child\'s character . For example,names may be based on a connection to certain elements in nature,like fire,earth,wood,or metal. Or the name might include a written character meaning beauty,strength,or kindness.

In certain African cultures,when a child is born plays a large part in deter-mining the child\'s name. In Ghana,the day a child is born determines the child\'s name in Akan culture. But each day has different names for boys and girls. For instance, a boy born on Friday is named Kofi,whereas a girl born on the same day in named Afua. Both Kofi and Afua are names meaning \"wanderer\" or \"explorer,\" so children with these names are seen as travelers.

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play a large part . come up with . be named after .

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  • 寶妹
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    1 decade ago
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    我也有看過相同標題【What's in a Name ?】的文章

    我將標題譯做【名字裡的大學問】

    整篇翻譯如下↓

    對於任何家庭,小孩的命名是一個重大的決定。最後我們是如何決定名字的呢?一些父母似乎依個人喜好選擇為基礎。而其他家庭,則是由祖父母或是專業的命名大師為孩子命名。在一些例子中,孩子出生的時間也會影響孩子命名的結果。我們的父母是如何決定哪一種方法去命名的呢?結果,這似乎是依我們出生的文化背景所決定的。

    在很多歐洲的文化中,名字很典型地都是由父母所決定,或者有可能是以家族中特別的親戚或祖先為基礎。在義大利,傳統上孩子都是由祖父母命名的。在多小孩的家庭中,父母親通常都會以祖父母的名字命名。同樣地,在東歐的一些人是以過往的親戚名字為小孩命名。這習俗似乎被視為是保護小孩免於死亡的一個方法。

    在亞洲文化的傳統上,父母不會決定小孩的名字,而是由祖父或是算命師決定。和以親戚之名命名的傳統對照之下,這種命名方式大家相信將會影響到孩子日後的個性。例如,可能名字是和大自然有關聯的元素,像是火.土.木或是金屬。或者名字可能包含文字本身的意義,像是美麗.強壯或是善良。

    而在某些非洲文化中,當一個小孩的誕生,命名是一件非常重要的大事。在迦納,小孩出生的那一天決定了小孩的名字。每一個日子都有不同的男生和女生的名字作為命名之用。舉例說明,出生在二月的男孩就叫做Kofi,反之女孩就叫Afua。Kofi和Afua都是意味著'漫遊者'和'探險家',如此一來小孩被期待成為旅遊家。

    2006-03-12 14:32:51 補充:

    【play a large part】扮演很重要的角色【come up with 】(針對問題等)想出;提供【be named after】以...作為命名ex:The place is named after him.(這地方是以他命名)

    Source(s): 自己奮鬥30分鐘的結果
  • 1 decade ago

    What's in a Name ?

    The naming of a child is a momentous decision for any family.So how do we end up withthe names we have? Some parents seem to choose based simply on personal preference. In other families,grandparents or professional name-makers come up with a child's name. And in some cases, the time of a child's birth influences how the child's name is determined.How did our parents decide which method to use ? In the end,it seems to depend on the culture we were born in.

    In many European cultures,names are typically chosen by parents and may be based on relatives or ancestors within a particular family. For example,in Italy,children are traditionally named after their grandparents. In families with several children, the parents generally use the father's parents' names. Similarly,some people in Eastern Europe name their children after relatives who have died. This practice is seem as a means to protect the child frome the Angle of Death.

    Traditionally in some Asian countries,however,parents do not choose the name of a child,the child's grandfather or a fortune-teller chooses the name. And in contrast to the tradition of naming children after relatives,the child's name is chosen to influence the child's character . For example,names may be based on a connection to certain elements in nature,like fire,earth,wood,or metal. Or the name might include a written character meaning beauty,strength,or kindness.

    In certain African cultures,when a child is born plays a large part in deter-mining the child's name. In Ghana,the day a child is born determines the child's name in Akan culture. But each day has different names for boys and girls. For instance, a boy born on Friday is named Kofi,whereas a girl born on the same day in named Afua. Both Kofi and Afua are names meaning "wanderer" or "explorer," so children with these names are seen as travelers.

    全部翻譯的結果是:

    什麼在一個名字中?

    一個孩子的取名是任何的家庭重大的決定。如此我們如何結束 withthe 命名我們有? 一些父母似乎選擇基礎的只是在個人的偏愛上。 在其他的家庭,祖父或祖母或專業的名字中-製造者提出孩子的名字。 而且在一些情形中,孩子的時候出生影響力孩子的名字被決定的方式。我們的父母如何決定該使用哪一個方法? 在結束中,它似乎仰賴我們出生的文化在。

    在許多歐洲的 c 中

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