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In old Turks(very very old), there was a custom which is naming a child after only if she/he does a heroical thing. When the baby is born, a temporary name is chosen for the baby by her/his family. She/he has to deserve it to be given a permanent name. For example by learning to shoot arrows, doing a useful thing during a battle, or hunting a bear. And that given name relates to what is done. For this reason, after I learned this custom when I was a kid, I named my parakeet "cicikuş" which means "pretty bird" in English. Because the first word he said was "pretty bird":)
Jul 1, 2021 1:11 PM
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In old Turkey, there was a custom of naming a child only after she/he did a heroic thing. When the baby is born, a temporary name is chosen for it by her/his family. To be given a permanent name he/she had to deserve it. (for example, by learning to shoot arrows, doing a useful thing during a battle, or hunting a bear.) That given name relates to what was done and accomplished . For this reason, after I learned about this custom when I was a kid, I named my parakeet "cicikuş" which means "pretty bird" in English because the first word he said was "pretty bird":)
July 1, 2021
In the old Turks(very very old), there was a custom/tradition where naming a child can only be done only after she/he had done a heroical thing. When the baby was born, a temporary name was chosen for the baby by her/his family. She/he has to do something meaningful/useful to deserve a permanent name. For example, by learning how to shoot arrows, doing a useful thing during a battle, or hunting a bear. That given name has to be related to what was done. After I learned this custom when I was a kid, I named my parakeet "cicikuş" which means "pretty bird" in English because the first word he said was "pretty bird":)
July 1, 2021
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