September 29, 2004

Listening. Yup, that's me alright. ;-)

Behind the Name: the etymology and history of first names. Great site, via lonita.

Posted to Apropos of nothing by Simon Brunning at September 29, 2004 02:24 PM

Accurate site - has me down as 'Of the Lord' =0)

Posted by: Dominic Davis on September 29, 2004 03:01 PM

God is my oath

Posted by: Sujatin on September 29, 2004 03:49 PM

What does Sujatin mean?

Posted by: Simon Brunning on September 29, 2004 03:53 PM

I get *crown* which comes as no great surprise.

Posted by: Steve on September 29, 2004 04:08 PM

After the paint, I imagine.

Posted by: Simon Brunning on September 29, 2004 04:09 PM

I get the disappointing "The meaning of this name is not known for certain."

Posted by: Darren on September 29, 2004 04:23 PM

Mine is all over the place; could come from "each of the two" (que?); could come from the name of the goddess Hecate; it could be related to Greek for "torture"; or it could be from a Coptic name meaning "my consecration of your name". The Romans falsely derived it from Greek katharos "pure". Ooh, the fun of being a mystery.

Posted by: Katherine on September 30, 2004 10:41 AM

Sujatin is Sanskrit. Su comes from the same root as sugar (it is ponounced Sue); jatin means birth. So it is sweet or blissful birth. Dharmavidya gave it to me when I took the Bodhisattva precepts. I had difficulty round my actual birth so he gave me a blissful birth which has placed me where I am now. Sujata was the milkmaid who gave Siddhartha Gautama food before his enlightenment, when he had been performing ascetic practices and nearly died. He had gone from one extreme (Life as the son of a king, with all material blessings) to the other. he went on to find 'the middle way'.

So the name is concerned with spontaneous kindness. Buddhist names are either descriptive or aspirational.

Posted by: Sujatin on September 30, 2004 12:29 PM
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