ONOMASTIC TREASURE OF BURMESE PERSONAL NAMES AND NAMING PRACTICES IN MYANMAR

  • Ma Tin Cho Mar

Abstract

This paper discussed names and onomastics from a Myanmar perspective. This study aimed to remark the use of personal names and naming practices among Myanmar people in Southeast Asia. At birth, Burmese names provide more insights into social, cultural and political events. The basic function of Burmese names is to identify individuals, and the derivative function is to express psychological desire and inheriting cultural significance. Presently in Myanmar, people are so concerned about children with unusual names that they are regulated. When we study the complexity and variety of naming in Myanmar Culture, this study applied multiperspectivising that approach names are classified successively according to different criteria. This method of this study simplifies complexity and strengthens the variety. After sorting out and exploring the ways and meanings of Burmese people's names, this paper explains the psychological significance of people's wishes and beliefs reflected by names and the operating mechanism of Myanmar people's cultural psychology in naming practice. Naming practice also reflect Myanmar people's cognition of the laws of nature, characteristics of things and social attributes. In addition, the importance of using astrological formulas in Burma's nomenclature system is discussed.

Published
2020-11-03
How to Cite
TIN CHO MAR, Ma. ONOMASTIC TREASURE OF BURMESE PERSONAL NAMES AND NAMING PRACTICES IN MYANMAR. Journal of Issue In Education, [S.l.], v. 43, nov. 2020. ISSN 0126-5024. Available at: <https://ejournal.um.edu.my/index.php/JIIE/article/view/26967>. Date accessed: 23 jan. 2021.