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Clarification of My Name!


Blog Posted:10/16/2010 8:26:00 AM
Hey everyone... Well, my full name is SYED AMAAN AHMAD, but as I have noticed, people think that Syed is my name and they keep calling me Syed. Actually, my real name is AMAAN.

This "Syed" is just a title...it is Arabic, and if we translate this in English (literal translation), it means SIR (Or Lord/Master). so, it is like Sir Amaan Ahmad. Syed represents Royal Blood, which is a direct lineage of Islamic Prophet Muhammad; it is like some honorific title...

So, I request everyone to call me AMAAN and not Syed because it is like "Sir"...and I like being called Amaan, with my name :)

Glance at History (Historical Reference Wikipedia):

The history of Sayyids or Syeds in South Asia dates back to more than 1000 years ago. Several Syeds visited India as merchants along with the general Arab traders or mostly escaping from AbbasidUmayyad and Ottoman empires. They also ruled over India during the Delhi Sultanate during the short-lived period of 1414-1451.Their name again figures in Indian history at the break up of the Mughal empire, when the Syed Brothers created and dethroned Emperors at their will (1714–1720). The first Mahommedans appointed to the Council of India and the first appointed to the Privy Council were both Syeds.

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  1. Date: 10/19/2010 12:42:00 PM
    Nice to meet you Amaan and finally put a face to the name. Thanks for clarification of your name we will have to make note to use it properly. Have a great day. Phyl

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  1. Date: 10/17/2010 9:23:00 AM
    @Andrea: Thanks for your kind words. Well, this title is my identity, like in passport, PAN card, etc; and I use this because it is necessary to use(cultures differ). However, once I used Amaan Ahmad (on one of my credit cards) and it is still there and kinda creating issues for me...so I prefer keeping the full name, which includes this title. I hope this clears all the confusion ;) Love!-- Amaan

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  1. Date: 10/17/2010 9:11:00 AM
    Just read your bio. YOu are very talented! Well, what I meant by my comment is that not many people I know use their titles if they have them. And by the way, Linda is RIGHT! Luv, Andrea

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  1. Date: 10/17/2010 9:05:00 AM
    @Linda, the sweetestheart;) Awww beautiful Damsel, please do not call me handsome, I am not...haha...love and hugs!

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  1. Date: 10/17/2010 9:04:00 AM
    @Constance: Haha that was a decade ago... lol...uhmm well, I don't know if I am proud of my family history, but I personally believe that a man is a real man who does something on his own. Anyone can get anything from forefathers, but a true man does everything on his own, from scratches, he builds his own castle... well, I don't think I have anything to do with my title or family but it is there, so it will be there... Love you a tons... --Amaan ;)

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  1. Date: 10/17/2010 9:01:00 AM
    Haha Dr. Ram Mehta, It's not "double M" (AMMAN-- Wrong; AMAAN-- Right) , it is double "A". lol.. wow, it's fun :P

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  1. Date: 10/17/2010 8:35:00 AM
    Glad to know you , Amman

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  1. Date: 10/17/2010 7:38:00 AM
    aah, Amaan you don't look like a Frankie,as you called yourself at one time, I cannot fathom it.. and you suit the royal title of Syed, and I can see you are proud of the history of this honour~~ Love

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  1. Date: 10/17/2010 7:24:00 AM
    Cam we call u handsome Amaan? it really fits u well luv.. happy Sunday from the "Sweetheart"

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  1. Date: 10/16/2010 11:42:00 PM
    @Andrea: Well, it is not about "India" or any country. Syeds are everywhere in the world. And well, yes, all people who belong to "Syed" family use "Syed" before the name and even you can see in Western culture before the name, such as "Sir John Patricks" or "Sir Parkinson Cromwell" etc. (though some get this title as knighthood), etc... I mean, it is like, the name comes with title... but honestly, I am an atheist... lol...guys, you know what? When I was a teenager, I used to call myself FRANKIE lol....later on, I got back to my original name...

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  1. Date: 10/16/2010 11:00:00 PM
    Amaan, a question for you. Do all your people use "sir" in front of their names then? Is it that formal? It would seem odd if we did that in the western culture so I was just wondering if they all do it in your country?

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  1. Date: 10/16/2010 9:10:00 PM
    Please to meet you Amaan! Thanks for the clarity, though it was clear to me ;) Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

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  1. Date: 10/16/2010 8:07:00 PM
    My name is iolanda but in California they write it with a Y that is Yolanda. In Europe where I was born and baptized it's spelled with an i . So now some people who don't know me pronounce it aiolanda. I have to correct them and let them know that I am "iolanda with an i (eye) :)

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  1. Date: 10/16/2010 7:12:00 PM
    Hello! Amaan, how are you, nice blog and you correcting us. YOU HAVE A nice history there and the talent of your poetry is amazing. Don't feel bad on the clarification here on the soup...lol.. poets here still think because my name is poet destroyer,, i am male...lol.. no no no! I am a female poet. And it does bother me they think wrong of my poet name.. enjoyed your blog,..p.d.

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  1. Date: 10/16/2010 3:48:00 PM
    Well Amaan a little bird already told me all this and thankxxx for making this known to everyone.. she is a dear heart friend of both of ours luv.. u can call me "Sweetheart" hahahaha..luv..

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  1. Date: 10/16/2010 3:24:00 PM
    I think you have a lovely name, quite beautiful, very royal, very honorable, but, yes, I too have been quilty of calling you Syed until you explained it to me, so Amaan, it is, forever more, fearless one ~~ Love

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  1. Date: 10/16/2010 12:55:00 PM
    @Katherine: haha thanks, but I dont think I can be a model ... and no, I dont know about Steven.... @Ruben: Bro, thanks tons...for calling me Amaan haha.... It's great to hear Amaan than Syed ;) have a rocking time...love you all...thanks a lot!

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  1. Date: 10/16/2010 12:07:00 PM
    Ok...but for me you're still Syed!! : ) Interesting etymology...I learn something everyday. Amaan...Amaan...I promise I won't call you Syed nevermore. : ) Have a great day! Ruben.

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  1. Date: 10/16/2010 11:33:00 AM
    you should be a model cause you look hot and me guilty too in calling you out of name but got it now and am cool with it great bio too have you ever crossed paths with steven segal he even has his own show now called lawman its great never knew he was a sherrif yikes thanks for clarication on yourself it helps out keep on blogging

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  1. Date: 10/16/2010 11:10:00 AM
    Hi Iolanda, no it is not fashionable to call "Syed"... It is a title...and it is the proof that Syeds are direct descendants of prophet Muhammad... Syeds have family-trees, etc; and it is just the title (family title)...well, I am not a religious person...but well, It sounds as if I am being called "sir" and not Amaan ... lol... and the meaning of Amaan is "Fearless/Protective" and my mother kept this name :P hehehe and thanks a lot everyone for calling me Amaan, whew, it's great to get the name back :P lol

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  1. Date: 10/16/2010 8:48:00 AM
    Hi Amaan, and thanks for the heads up-- I think I am one of those who has called you Syed-- now I know ;) enjoy your day now :) --nikko :)

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