Shakira / Shakirah
The name Shakira is a Muslim baby name. In Muslim the meaning of the name Shakira is: Thankful. Grateful.
When I was little, I used to hate my name.
Shakirah? Seriously, Shakirah?
What kind of name is that?
I wanted to have a famous name like Azlina, Salina, Rina or anything "Ina".
The name "Ina" was soo famous at that time. Or at least I felt it famous.
Ke I sorang je rasa nama Ina famous?
I was like 7-8 years old at that time.
I even asked my late mom, why Shakirah?
Why not something Ina?
Why only Shakirah? Where most of my friends have more than one name.
Why not Nurul Shakirah? Or Nur Shakirah?
But as I get elder, I started to like my name.
When the Latin-America singer "Shakira" tengah meletop across the globe,
the name "Shakirah" tumpang populariti. Tak nak kalah kan? Haruslah! :))
Everywhere I go, when I introduce myself as Shakirah, I will easily get recognised.
Ooo Shakira Waka waka! Oh well, I get that alot. Hehe.
I pernah chat with a stranger, I normally will introduce myself as Rara.
After quite sometimes, he started to dig further about me.
"What's your name?"
"My name is Shakirah" I answered.
"Seriously my name is Shakirah. tak tipu"
"Ek eleh.. nak bagitau nama sedap2 jeeeeee"
Haha. Terus block.
I'm a proud Shakirah now!