Choosing a name for your baby is challenging, no matter which religion or nationality your family is affiliated with. Many religions and nationalities have customs to determine what a child's name will be. American's typically have a surname that is passed down generation to generation. The last names meanings are usually related to the type of work that family performed years ago such as Smith for blacksmith. First names of Americans usually have a meaning that is related to a person's nationality. In the Indian Sikh religion baby names Sikh are related to Godly attributes. Their last names or sur names are either a family name or Kaur or Singh, depending on whether one is a girl or boy respectively.
Most baby names Sikh come from the Guru Granth Sahib. The selection of baby names Sikh is done by turning the book to a random page and using the letter from the top left hand side of that page. The names are descriptive of God's attributes and have meanings such as beautiful, victorious, pure and helpful. The meaning of names can change within the context of their use. Each name therefore can have several different meanings depending on the pronunciation. The choosing of Sikh names for a baby is accomplished by selecting a name that begins with the chosen first letter.
The Indian Sikh religion was founded over five hundred years ago. This religion promotes the equality of all mankind, devotion, truthful living and be mindful of God at all times. The teachings of this religion can be found in the Sikh Holy Book and the living Guru, Sri Guru Granth Sahib. Baby names Sikh are beautiful names that embody the ideals of the religion. Examples of Sikh baby boy names are Surjot or Godly light and Prakash or one who radiates the Light.
There are four elements of a baby names Sikh. These elements include the title, prefix and suffix, first name and last name. In 1699 the tenth Guru, Guru Gobind Singh initiated the use of the last name Kaur for women and Singh for men. This was intended to end the caste system since a last name indicated which level of the system you were from. Titles include mister or sirdar, missus or sirdani, miss or bibi, sister or biji, mother or mata and brother or bhaji. A prefix or suffix is not always needed. Common prefixes and suffixes are -preet, -pal, -inder and -jeet. Individuals may also use a family name as a sur name in which case Kaur or Singh is used as the middle name. First names are usually neutral meaning they can be used either for girls or boys. The identifier of gender is the use of Kaur or Singh as the last name.
The difficulty in choosing a name that may shape a child's destiny can be a hard job for any parent. Many people believe in self-fulfilling prophecies and a name that doesn't fit a child's personality can be a burden. Parents can take heart; most children's behavior does change as they become older and they will usually live up to the meaning of the name that was chosen for them. The good news is that if you grow up and don't feel your name fits you it is possible to have your name changed. Most of us simply decide that our name is who we are. In the end, it is easier to live up to the meaning of the name that our parents give us than to go to the trouble of changing it.