Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Dad? Ayahanda? Babu?


(Diambil dari Sinetron Perang Bintang)

Someone asked me this question the other day. “..esok, hang nak anak hang panggil hang apa??..”

At first, I thought..awalnya! Uhm is only 8 weeks plus and I haven’t come to my (full) senses that soon I’ll be a ‘father’ (InsyaAllah)..but after a second thought, alah! Let’s have some fun!

Anyway, my answer to the someone’s question was ‘Bro’. Which clearly indicates that I’m still miles away from the land of ‘Fatherhood’. I jokingly added, ‘Sharel’..which reminds me of the Simpsons..”Homer!..Homer..”..A definite NO NO!..i would not want my kids to call me by my name..

OK..let’s start from the top. My dad called Atok, ‘Apak’. My brother and I call my dad, ‘Apak’ also. But ‘Apak’ sounds old-fashioned, like in the P.Ramlee’s 60s-70s era..”Bapak, bapak mau kahwin lagi?”..

’Ayahanda’ macam cool! Very “Bangsawan-ish” but maybe too long for a child’s first word..last-last bunyi yang lekat..”Enda..Enda..”

‘Father’ pun sound cool also! “Luke..i’m your father..” ZZiung zziung (lightsaber)..

‘Ayah’, ‘Abah’ ni ok jela..but somehow I don’t know why? I always picture ‘Ayah’,’abah’ ni perut buncit, misai, pendek, spectacles, short sleeved vertical belang-belang shirt.

Izza calls her dad, ‘Papa’. Not a problem..hanya until today I’m still ‘janggal’ nak sebut ‘Papa’..plus Papa is so ‘over-rated’, so ‘mainstreamed’.. no offence to all the ‘Papas’ out there..‘Papa’ is not my favourite, so I will skip this one.

‘Dada’ and ‘Daddy’..uhmmm..to me ‘Dada’ sounds lame. Bunyi macam iklan Pampers..instead of “A’Aaaaa”, tukar jadi “Da’Daaa”..Daddy? bolehlah consider kot..sebab orang cool pakai ‘Daddy’..Puff Daddy, Kris Kross’s Mack Daddy, Big Daddy Kane, Trick Daddy..

I have check names for father in foreign languages also . There are few interesting ones like:

Italian- babbo ; pap
Spanish- padre
Afrikaans- vader – (favourite!!)
Croatian- otac
Polish- ojciec ; tata
Portuguese- pai
Romanian- tata ; parinte ; taica
Romansh- bab
Samoan- tama
Sardinian (Limba Sarda Unificada)- babu

Hmm..babu..babu ok?

13 comments:

ckay said...

ada lg yg org kat malaysia pki.. tp jrg2 dengar... abuyah (tak tau la betul ke salah aku eja nie) & ummi..

sharel said...

takkan bapak panggil 'ummi' kot?

Tootee said...

walid much more comel kot

sharel said...

Walid? first time dengar ni!

izza syahida said...

abg manis n adik manis???

sharel said...

HEHEH abg manis pun cun gak yaaang!

tootee said...

how come first time dgr..

Walid is from middle east area..coz i ade kawan panggil father dia walid..ngn i pun skali sebut walid..

Sharel Al- Waled...hehehhe

sharel said...

wow! ye ke? hmm thats new..Sharel Al Wahid pun ok..hehe

ckay said...

hampeh.. abuyah tu ayah.. & ummi tu pasangannyer, ibu.. takkan anak kau nak panggi kau ummi.. hahaha

sharel said...

tula pasal..mana lah tau kan..lu kan pelik

gmah said...

weh,alang xbuncit,xpendek,misai ade la sket hehhe..
pappyto? hahahah.. walid is more 2 islamic nye panggil.tp cute la bunyi die..
daddy org cool pki?lu silap bro..ade 1 person yg not cool at all pki cube igt.cannot sebut here tuuutt..***
eh,bro pk sorg je ke? angah nk panggil ape plak?(aku plak yg xcited hehe)

sharel said...

tu cousin lu kot? heheh wifey kata nak baby tu panggil dia Ummi..or Bonda ataupun Bu'...hehehe

gmah said...

aik.cousin gua? cousin 2 ape hahah..ala,comel nye panggil bonda.