Word-Names the Latest Trend for Indonesian Babies

In Indonesia, everyday words are the latest baby name fad.

“The trend’s been there since early 2007, and it surged in popularity last year,” says Tenik Hartono, editor-in-chief of parenting magazine Ayahbunda. Hartono believes the use of Indonesian words as baby names is indicative of growing Indonesian nationalism.

Words (and combinations of words) that have been used as baby names in Indonesia include:

Angkasa
Bintang
Biru Langit
Bumi
Senyumpagi
“space”
“star”
“blue sky”
“earth”
“morning smile”

Source: Parents opting for Indonesian names for their children


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