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お久しぶり!

Postby becki_kanou » Thu 12.08.2011 9:55 pm

お久しぶりです。
最近二人目の子供が生まれて、このフォーラムに参加する時間がなかなかないです。もちょっと大きくなったらまた積極的に参加したいと思っていますけど、しばらくはラーカー状態です。宜しくお願いします!

(Nilecatさん、Ranjaさん、ブロッグのコメントありがとうございました。もっとちゃんとした返事できなくて、すみませんでした!)

Hello everyone! I haven't had much time for posting recently as my husband and I just welcomed our second child. Hopefully I'll be able to participate more again when my kids are a little bigger, but for now I'll mostly be lurking.

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Here we are! (I didn't realize how big this pic was!!!) Me, husband Shouichi (正一), son Rintarou (麟太朗) and daughter Suzuna (鈴奈).
そうだ、嬉しいんだ、生きる喜び!
例え胸の傷が痛んでも。
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Re: お久しぶり!

Postby Somiac » Thu 12.08.2011 11:12 pm

So cute!! Congrats to your new child :)
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Re: お久しぶり!

Postby phreadom » Fri 12.09.2011 1:45 am

おめでとうございます! :D

I'd been lurking your blog/fb etc a bit, so I generally knew about this already ^_^ but it's great to see you all doing well and popping in for an update here. :D

Take care! Family first! :wave:
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Re: お久しぶり!

Postby AJBryant » Sat 12.17.2011 11:30 pm

How cool!

Omedetô!!

Just out of curiosity, how did you decide on the names of the kids? I always thought if I had a daughter, I'd go with Naomi (works in J & E) or Akane (just 'cause I love the color).
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Re: お久しぶり!

Postby becki_kanou » Sun 12.18.2011 12:43 am

AJBryant wrote:How cool!

Omedetô!!

Just out of curiosity, how did you decide on the names of the kids? I always thought if I had a daughter, I'd go with Naomi (works in J & E) or Akane (just 'cause I love the color).


I used to have a student called 林太郎, and I really liked the sound of the name and the old-fashioned-ness of 太郎, plus the kid was smart and funny and friendly and good-looking and good at sports, so I hoped my son would turn out the same. My husband didn't like the kanji 林 though, so we changed it to 麟 and when we checked the 画数 the number of strokes in 朗 was luckier than in 郎.

With our daughter I wanted a name to match 麟太朗 (who we usually call りんちゃん or りんりん) so I had originally thought of 鈴音 (すずね) but again the 画数 was unlucky, so we changed 音 to 奈. (I don't personally believe in 姓名判断 but a lot of people do so we wanted to give the kids lucky names).

I like 直美 and I have a good friend called 茜, both good solid names. Too many young couples these days are giving their kids DQN names. (Although the name we picked is apparently part of a trend too... most of the other little girls on the maternity ward when I was there were something 奈 or something 菜. I know a 真奈(まな) 、玲奈(れいな)、里緒菜(りおな)、純奈(じゅんな)、 菜々(なな)、美奈 (みな) and 里菜 (りな) all born this year or last.)
そうだ、嬉しいんだ、生きる喜び!
例え胸の傷が痛んでも。
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Re: お久しぶり!

Postby NileCat » Sun 12.18.2011 9:31 am

ベッキーさん、おめでとうございます。
いつの間にか麟太朗くんは立派になってるし、鈴奈ちゃんは天使みたい。
寒い季節になりましたが、皆様お元気でお過ごしくださいね。
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Re: お久しぶり!

Postby Ongakuka » Sun 12.18.2011 10:59 am

おめでとう、ベッキーさん! :dance:

いつか僕もそんな素敵で幸せそうな家族がほしいなぁ
なぜなら、おまえは・・・・・・人形だ
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Re: お久しぶり!

Postby Hektor6766 » Sun 12.18.2011 10:55 pm

おめでとうございます。赤ちゃんは真面目なようだね。
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Re: お久しぶり!

Postby AJBryant » Fri 12.23.2011 2:50 am

Becky, that is just so cool. I also love the older sounding names. It's lucky I never had a son -- he'd probably have ended up being a -emon or -nosuke -- maybe even -maro. ;)

I've never understood (and never looked into) the thing about "fortunate" or "unfortunate" names or kanji counts. One of these days I'm going to have to. Can you recommend a fairly basic (considering this is an alien subject matter to me) book or site on the subject?

I've done a lot of studying on Japanese onomastics, but mostly it's been technical and historical, so this never entered into it.

BTW -- forgot to mention this: Hey, Becky. You're cute. ;)
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Re: お久しぶり!

Postby becki_kanou » Fri 12.23.2011 9:06 pm

AJBryant wrote:I've never understood (and never looked into) the thing about "fortunate" or "unfortunate" names or kanji counts. One of these days I'm going to have to. Can you recommend a fairly basic (considering this is an alien subject matter to me) book or site on the subject?

I've done a lot of studying on Japanese onomastics, but mostly it's been technical and historical, so this never entered into it.


To tell the truth we just used a free name-the-baby book that came along with a baby magazine we bought, so I don't really know much more than is written there. Wish I had a better recommendation, but all I can offer is to google 姓名判断. The Japanese wikipedia page has a pretty good basic summary, but where to go from there...

BTW -- forgot to mention this: Hey, Becky. You're cute. ;)
Thanks :blush: !

Hektor6766 wrote:おめでとうございます。赤ちゃんは真面目なようだね。

ありがとう!今はもっと笑うようになったんですけど、最初はいつもそんな真剣そうな顔してましたわ。

Ongakuka wrote:おめでとう、ベッキーさん!

いつか僕もそんな素敵で幸せそうな家族がほしいなぁ

ありがとう!きっと音楽家さんもその内できるはずわよ!

NileCat wrote:ベッキーさん、おめでとうございます。
いつの間にか麟太朗くんは立派になってるし、鈴奈ちゃんは天使みたい。
寒い季節になりましたが、皆様お元気でお過ごしくださいね。


ありがとうございます、NileCatさんも風邪に気をつけて元気で過ごして下さいね。(ブロッグのコメントもありがとうございました!)
そうだ、嬉しいんだ、生きる喜び!
例え胸の傷が痛んでも。
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Re: お久しぶり!

Postby becki_kanou » Fri 12.23.2011 9:09 pm

phreadom wrote:おめでとうございます! :D

I'd been lurking your blog/fb etc a bit, so I generally knew about this already ^_^ but it's great to see you all doing well and popping in for an update here. :D

Take care! Family first! :wave:


phreadom- Thanks. I'm still checking almost everyday, just not posting unless I get a window when they're both either asleep or busy.

Somiac wrote:So cute!! Congrats to your new child

Thank you! Have a happy holiday!
そうだ、嬉しいんだ、生きる喜び!
例え胸の傷が痛んでも。
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