Malaysian parents name their kids ‘Dhury Yan’ and ‘Rambutt'an’

For many Malaysians, naming a child is a painstaking process which requires great deliberation and discussion. This, in the past, has led to a proliferation of unusual names among Malaysian babies.

But a couple from Sungai Petani chose ‘fruity’ names for their children at the wish of their elders. Abi Amin Mahayadin and his wife, Nor Faridah Abd Rahim, named their children after local fruits.

Their six-year-old son is named Muhammad Dhury Yan (inspired by the durian) while their daughter, who is one year and five months, is named Nur Rambutt'an (after the rambutan).

Abi Amin said the names came from his grandfather, who had very much wanted to be given the opportunity to name his great grandchildren. quoted Abi Amin as saying: “My grandfather wanted to name his great grandchildren. Out of respect, we went along with his wishes. We were made to understand that the names have their own special meanings."

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