Posted by: sammerz | 01 May, 2017


We would like to announce that our second son will be named:

Shaun Chung Him Leong

In Chinese, it is:


Some pronunciations:
  • Cantonese: Leung4 Chung6 Him1
  • Putonghua/Mandarin: Liang2 Song4 Qian1
  • Malaysian/Hokkien: Leong Siung Chien
Like Selwyn, our desire is for Shaun to life a life that glorifies God and he pursues all that God has called him to be.  Our prayer is for him to grow strong, healthy, full of God’s wisdom and blessing.

Why Shaun?

Shaun is originally Irish and means:
  • God is gracious
  • Gift from God
We live our lives to be more like God’s Son, Jesus.  Jesus is the epitome of God’s grace, and He is God’s gift to us.  Likewise, Shaun will be a reminder of God’s grace for us and he is a gift for our family.

Why 頌謙?

The two Chinese names come from 頌 (which means praise) and 謙卑 (which means humble).
Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD, O my soul.
I will praise the LORD as long as I live;
I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.’ – Psalm 146:1-2 (ESV)
Good and upright is the Lord;
therefore he instructs sinners in the way.
He leads the humble in what is right,
and teaches the humble his way.
All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness,
for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies. – Psalm 25:8-10 (ESV)
我還在世上的時候,我要歌頌我的神。』- 詩篇 146:1-2 (CNV)
『 耶和華是良善和正直的,
耶和華都以慈愛和信實待他們。 』 – 詩篇 25:8-10 (CNV)
We pray that Shaun’s name will be a reminder for all of us to live a life of praise and humbleness – a life that honours and glorifies God.

Other cool facts

  • 頌 is Steph’s middle name.  (Selwyn and Sam share the same middle name, 信, which means “faith”.)
  • “頌 Him” looks like “praise Him”
  • “Shaun” sounds almost like “shone” (光亮) which is in Sam’s name (光信).
  • Shaun as in “Shaun the Sheep”, not “Sean Connery” or “Shawn Mendes” 😉
We appreciate your love, support and prayers for baby Shaun! 🙂
2017-03-30 Morphology

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