Saturday, June 2, 2012

How I got the name "Rinzu"?

Back in the mid eighties, Malayalee Christians were fascinated by the "Any letter" incy series, I mean Bincy, Rincy, Lincy, Tincy and what not. So when I was born my dad insisted on me being named with a letter "R" since he wanted his children to be named after the first letter of his name. So someone suggested a name from the most trending names then and I was named "Rincy". But mom was not supportive of the idea of naming her daughter with a common name and series!





They referred to a slight change in the name and I was then called "Rinzy". Again mom wasn't fully felicitating the idea clueless about what should be the modification. One day, out of the blue, dad suggested I must be named "Rinzu" and didn't state the reasons. But presumably it was suggested by some Japanese colleague of his I guess. And even mom gave a "thumbs up" to it.


I finally got a very rare and un-Indian name "Rinzu" which means Japanese silk used for kimono.

5 comments:

Ash said...

Rinzu is a nice name. Unusual, yeah, but nice :)

Hrishikesh Bawa said...

Ahh.. I like the meaning behind it

Pooja Sharma Rao said...

Japanese silk...exclusive hmmm !!

Rinzu Achary said...

Even my story is quite similar as urs.My cousin's name was Anju & Manju.My Brother was called as sanju @ home whereas his real name is Sanjay.For rhyming in name my aunty suggested Rinzu.Entirely because of Google I got 2 know the meaning of Rinzu. It felt nice as know one knew the meaning of it.

Rinzu Achary said...

Even my story is quite similar like urs.My cousin's were named as Anju & Manju & my brother as Sanju.For rhyme in the name my aunty suggested Rinzu.Although no one recognized the meaning but it feels good to know that my name is not meaningless.