Beans wrote:Adali U would promote the nicknames but digusted by normal Arabic names? Do u realize,most if not all Somali nick names are designed to make fun of the person.
not in my family, the nick name is given to the person based on their character and/or reaction to a event/situation, my uncle had his nicknamed changed, he addressed it in a family meeting, his initial nick name was given to him when he was 16, he was extremely shy and stuttered a lot, now he is very outspoken person and they changed the nickname and had a nice feast. This is how my family do things, we don't have a nickname council or anything, it is just part of tradition, I remember when I was 10 years old, every elder who visited my dad would ask me if I had a nickname, when I said no, they laughed, And I understand why now, because the nickname giver is honored, the precise and accurate nickname giver will become famous and also feared, everyone will watch their step around him.
so what, I clearly posted the names I condoned, Quranic(Ibrahim), Islamic(Ali), Islamic/Somalized(Abdirahman) and of course our own Somali names.