Another Name Story[3]: Family Name

19 Aug

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Out of nowhere, Dad and Mom talked about Najwa Shihab and her cousin, Fessy Alwi. Yes, about their names. We know that they both came from Shibab Clan. As for Najwa, her father is Quraish Shihab, while Fessy’s father is Alwi Shihab. Mr. Quraisy and Mr. Alwi are brothers, therefore Najwa and Fessy are cousins.

The fact that Najwa and Fessy are using different family names strucked Dad’s mind.
Dad (D):ย Why not Najwa Quraisy or Fessy Shihab?
Mom (M): Maybe Mr. Alwi didn’t give Fessy the family name.
Me (N): No. That’s just for famous name. I believe Fessy’s surname is Fessy Shihab. But she doesn’t want to be related to Najwa, that’s why she chose her famous name as Fessy Alwi.
M: There’s no famous name for news anchor. They’reย not celebs.
N: Yeah? So you think Chantal de la Concetta is using her real name, mom?
M: She’s not?
N: As far as I know, that’s not her real name. That’s for publication only.
M: Or maybe they’re using their real names that ware given by their fathers. Only Mr. Quraish took it from western name’s culture while Mr. Alwi took it from eastern one.
N: I don’t get it mom, what do you mean with eastern name’s culture?
D: Arabbian name used Bin and Binti. Like Aisyah Binti Muhammad Bin Abdullah. Or ย Hussein Bin Ali Bin Abi Thalib.
N: So there comes Fessy Alwi? But Javanese people using their family name, like a clan. Surjodiningrat? Wirjoatmodjo?
D: Like Bataknese or Sulawesi people, they believe in western name’s culture.
N: Ha! That’s why your name is using grandpa’s first name not his last name which in my great grandpa, mom?
M: I believe it is. I just knew about it๐Ÿ˜€

Such a random topic to discuss in family’s dinner, I bet. Haha. Welcome to my family!

Actually that also strucked my mind, why don’t I have a family name. Only the same last name like my siblings have which is an abbreaviation from Dad’s and Mom’s first name. Or why do Mom and her siblings were given grandpa’s first name not his last name? It turned out that, Minangnese believe in eastern name’s culture, only they eleminate the words Bin and Binti.

What about your name?

31 Responses to “Another Name Story[3]: Family Name”

  1. KutuBacaBuku August 20, 2010 at 4:33 am #

    Klo Kutu cuma dapet nama tengah kakek, dan adik Kutu dapet nama depan kakek. Cuma itu yang tertinggal di nama2 kami, masih mending lah daripada sepupu2 kami yang sama sekali g ada nama keluarga ^^

    • nadiafriza August 20, 2010 at 11:37 am #

      wah lucu dong.. ga da kata yang sama di nama mas dan adik nya?

      btw mas beneran manggil diri sendiri Kutu? wow terlalu menghayati peran hehe

  2. julicavero August 20, 2010 at 8:17 am #

    kalo disaya biasanya nama family dibelakang nama kita disebut marga..

    • nadiafriza August 20, 2010 at 11:41 am #

      iya.. itu kalo bahasa indonesia bukan? kalo bahasa inggris yaa namanya family name aja secara family name nya mereka turun temurun hehe

  3. febriy August 20, 2010 at 8:24 am #

    wow, so they are family….. #OMGfact…..:mrgreen:
    such a confusing thing if a name became a subject of conversation, im not in……๐Ÿ˜€
    my name is too short to talk about…..๐Ÿ™‚

    • nadiafriza August 20, 2010 at 11:42 am #

      hoo you gotta need to vote on my Friday Poll feb๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Kojack August 20, 2010 at 12:48 pm #

    sejak SMA nama gagah gw yang berarti “anak bokap – nyokap yang bertanggung jawab” berubah menjadi kojack.
    kamu rajin nulis ya!
    keren!

    • nadiafriza August 20, 2010 at 1:33 pm #

      famous name nya Kojack ya mas? botak dong..? hehe

      umm.. mencoba rajin menulis๐Ÿ™‚ makasih ya

  5. Evet Hestara August 20, 2010 at 12:52 pm #

    Talking `bout name is the hardest thing to discussed..My name is Evet Hestara, my lil` bro is Eras Tarta, and my big bro is Jetas Tarta..
    I dunno where that name came from๐Ÿ˜ฆ
    My parents still keep it seret..So, anybody can help me?๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    • nadiafriza August 20, 2010 at 1:35 pm #

      and you’re the only one in family who dont have the word Tarta in your name? hmm.. you’re sure you weren’t adopted right?๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Red August 20, 2010 at 1:07 pm #

    namaku benar2 ajaib. dari TK sampe univ. semua bertanya tentang asal usul nama itu wkwkwkwk

  7. sepri August 20, 2010 at 2:33 pm #

    well…….salam kenal….
    nama keluarga…??
    gak ada di keluarga kami……hehehe

    • nadiafriza August 20, 2010 at 7:02 pm #

      Subarkah nya bukan nama keluarga mas?

      salam kenal juga๐Ÿ™‚ makasih udah komen yaa

  8. Tedy August 20, 2010 at 5:24 pm #

    sedih sekali ane ga punya nama keluarga…hikz

    • nadiafriza August 20, 2010 at 7:07 pm #

      ga perlu sedih mas๐Ÿ™‚ itu kan cuma tradisi keluarga masing2

  9. Asop August 20, 2010 at 7:34 pm #

    Bentar, saya mau coba dulu, ada gambar nongol gak di sini?๐Ÿ˜€

    • Asop August 20, 2010 at 7:35 pm #

      walah, gak nongol ya?๐Ÿ˜ฆ

      • nadiafriza August 20, 2010 at 8:00 pm #

        wah.. blog gw dijadiin ajang percobaan๐Ÿ˜€

  10. Asop August 20, 2010 at 7:48 pm #

    Hey, I think I have my family name.๐Ÿ˜Ž As you can see in my facebook, I think “Charifa” is my fam name.
    My grandfather’s name is Rifai, and all of my aunt and uncle have “Rifa” element in their name.๐Ÿ˜€ So, if I have kids, I’ll give the “Rifa” in their name.๐Ÿ˜†

    • nadiafriza August 20, 2010 at 8:07 pm #

      actually what I meant with family name was Marga in Bataknese, like “Kaligis” fam name.. or whatever we call that in Indonesia. like “Bakrie” clan.. or “Wirjodilaga” as an example from Javanese. a family name that has been passed from a few generations back, just the way it is.

      i think your Charifa case is a little bit like my Riza’s case. because your grandfather’s name is only Rifai, right? not Charifa?๐Ÿ™‚

      *oops you got me! yeah, i’ve confirmed you as friend on FB

      • Asop August 26, 2010 at 5:14 am #

        Hehehehe, so then, I don’t have my “marga”.๐Ÿ˜†

        • nadiafriza August 26, 2010 at 7:20 am #

          that’s what im saying๐Ÿ™‚

  11. FiiYaa August 25, 2010 at 9:45 am #

    AcctUALLy I d0 have a family name. But I dun use it behind my name. Dad didn’t give us.. Hehe

    Btw,
    As far As I kn0w. Chantal de la c0ncetta using her real name.. She ever explained the hist0ry behind her name.

    • nadiafriza August 25, 2010 at 1:14 pm #

      yeah.. because girl doesn’t pass her family name to her future kids.. maybe that’s why your dad didn’t give you one. i bet your brother has it๐Ÿ™‚

      oh really? umm…

  12. muth July 4, 2011 at 11:47 am #

    hai.. mungkin ini udah telat bgt.., tp q cuma mw ikut sumbangsih comment..
    sebenernya, ayah dari Fessy alwi itu bkn Alwi Shihab, melainkan Toha alwi (kalo ga salah). dan nama keluarga fessy adalah Assegaf. mmg ada hubungan keluarga antara fessy dan najwa, karena ibu dr najwa juga keturunan assegaf.

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