January 25, 2017
A name tells me who I am
Kamonpun Kerdthong is my name. Kamonpun means skin glowing like lotus. In Thai, K is the first letter of the consonants. My father wanted my name to be called first at the graduation , so that is why my first name starts with the letter K. However, people who get their names called at the very first are honor students.
I was born on Monday, and Thai people believe that whoever is born on Monday as well as Friday shouldn't have vowels in their name. That would make it bad luck and bad name. When a baby is born, the old people always calculate the life graph to name the baby. First, they use the birth date and time. Then they will predict a baby’s future. In the life graph, there are many details like high life, low life, luck, enemies, health, spouse, work, and happiness. I saw my life graph when I was a teenager but I can’t remember the prediction.
My name tells me who I am. When I cry, I still cry like it’s raining. I totally agree with my father who gave this name to me. I love my name, and I never want to change it. Thai people believed that the name from parents is the best name because they are the holiest.