Thursday, January 15, 2009

Ay means Moon in Azerbaijani...

The year I was born, 1976, name Ayten (Aytən in Azeri), was very popular in Azerbaijan. Therefore when I went to university there were at least four girls in the same group whose name were Ayten :)

Ay means Moon in Azerbaijani and we have numerous names associated with Moon: Aytekin, Aysel, Aynur etc etc....these names usually mean moon light, someone who "is" half moon, looks like moon etc etc...Women with kind of round face, shaped eyebrows and almond-shaped eyes were considered as "Moon face" if I can say so in the past and considered as ideal beauties in the East...

The reason I wrote the above is that today I am posting a photo of an amazing Moon we are having over Baku tonight...although I am not sure if my picture conveys the beauty...:)

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2 comments:

Jenn said...

Ayten must be very similar to Jennifer in the US. There is ALWAYS more than one Jennifer in any group of more than 10 women. In high school there were 4 of us and we all had to pick a variation. I was Jeni then, and now I've become Jenn

Ika said...

Ayten, but i think name Ayten is not so popular than Leyla, Lale :). Anyway, I like my name very much. It is so sweet and pleasant. Thank you for writing about name Ayten.
kisses from Ayten