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1. Take Hukam and get a letter
Naam Karan is the Child Naming Ceremony. At home, you can open up the Guru Granth Sahib to a random page and the first letter of the first word on top of the left page is the letter designated for the child's first name. You may choose a letter by taking online Hukam. What is Hukamnama?

2. Look up names by the letter
Look up names using English or the Gurmukhi alphabets below.

3. What is the difference between Punjabi and Gurmukhi?

What is the meaning of this?

Please consider the following
Some words have multiple meanings which may change depending on the context. I would highly recommend finding the word of choice in the Guru Granth Sahib which may be more enlightening than the naive translation provided here.

It is noteworthy that several translated works of the Guru Granth Sahib exist. By the virtue of being human, I would think that unintentional assertion of one’s own bias or preconceived notion may influence the translated meaning. Most importantly I would ask the readers, what does the word or the name mean to YOU.

Although I have attempted to cross check meanings using multiple sources and not just rely on my own interpretation or inexperience. There may be a higher meaning still in the names chosen and I encourage you to explore a deeper and a more meaningful association with your name.

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