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NAMES IN MY FAMILY

July-August 2016:  MY GRANDCHILDREN (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)

  1. Amanze (male): A-man-ze = Home of nobles
  1. Amarachi (female): A-ma-ra-chi = God’s mercy;  Variants (male): Eberechukwu/Eberechi (chi is god, chi-ukwu is God)
  1. Chidiebere (male): Chī-dī-ē-bē-rē = God is merciful;  Variants of this name include Chidiogor (God is kind) — mostly for females.
  1. Chimaroke (male): Chi-ma-ro-ke = God should know what’s due to me; Variants (male): Chi-ji-o-ke = God apportions the gifts
  1. Ikenna (male): Ī-kē-nnā = The power/strength of the father; Variants of this name include Ikechukwu (God’s power)
  1. Jideobi (male): Jī-dē-o-bī = Hold the family — literally the Pillar of the family; Variants (male): Idejiunor (Idejiunor = Pillar that holds the family)
  1. Kanayo (male): K’-a-na-yo = Let’s keep praying
  1. Melayo (male): Me-la-yo = Take a deep breath (i.e., Take it easy!); Variant of E-me-la-yo = When you take it easy.
  2. Mezienne (male): Take care of your mother.
  1. Ngozi (female/unisex): N-go-zī = Blessing
  1. Nkemjika (female/unisex): N’-kem-ji-ka = Mine is better
  1. Nkiruka (female): N’ki-ru-ka = Better things ahead
  1. Nosike (male): No-si-ke = Stand your ground; (Is a variant of Anosike = “If you stand your ground”)
  1. Osita (male): Short for O-sī-tā-dī-mmā (May it go well from today):
  1. Udoka (male): Ű-do-kā = Peace is paramount