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Myfanwy, Angharad, Gwynedd, Mair - beautiful!
Those who take vows (the four regulative principles and 16 rounds daily) will receive a spiritual name or sometimes if their name is already spiritual there will be a small modification.
Then Das or Dasi is added to the end which indicates that the new initiate has formally recognized their position as a servant.
Those who donu2019t take initiation sometimes change their name themselves but there is no imperative to.
,This is a very old tradition and in general, anyone is free to take initiation from whoever inspires them.
Serious disciples will seek out a guru in a recognized parampara and others will often take from their family guru, which has become something of an empty ritual because many people still understand they should have a guru but donu2019t clearly know why.
In Iskcon there are some criteria that a person must meet before they are recognized as competent to initiate.
,Some Christian sects have a similar process but it is done soon after birth by a priest or minister.
It is called a Christening and the child receives its Christian name(s).
Nowadays forms have First Name or Given Name boxes, but previously in many Christian countries, it would be a u2018Christian Nameu2019 box.
That would be their name given at their baptism when they were connected to Christ through the Christian process of initiation.
Over time Christian name came to just mean their given name whether they were baptized or not.
As far as I know, parents baptized their child soon after birth in case the baby died, in which case it was eligible to enter heaven having been connected to Jesus.
In Iskcon, the initiate has to demonstrate more of an understanding of the purpose and commitment of initiation when receiving their u2018Krishna nameu2019.
Gods gracious gift name
Okay, a few things to sort out up front.
,Unlike how Semitic, Northern Germanic, Indo Aryan, Dravidian, Armenian, and of course Greco-Roman languages in particular have historically included or implied the name of a deity and attributes bestowed by/ascribed to them in their respective naming cultures, Korean names have had next to no affinity with such a custom.
,So the simple answer is none.
,In short (Iu2019m seriously generalizing here) most names given to Korean children by their parents or grandparents tend to imply either u201cattributes to aspire tou201d, or an auspicious destiny/environment that theyu2019ve been born into, invoking the name of God not being something found until the arrival of Christianity and the use of either Koreanized names (some of which share phonetic spelling with Korean names) or in much rarer cases are translated Hebrew, Greek, and Latin-derived names, which still form a tiny minority of names given to children even within Protestant circles, Catholic baptismal names being an entirely different category that could also be discussed.
,These names are abundant and are anything but Korean in origin (one would have to decide if hanja would be behind each syllableu2019s spelling or not, when applicable), but since they can have a straight-forward hangeul spelling thatu2019s easy to pronounce, you have a few gift-related options shown below.
Yet one more generalization on my part, but Iu2019ve selected some that sound both the most feminine and u201csmoothestu201d in Korean, using some variations from other cultures/languages:,ub2e4ub77c (Dara),uc694uc544ub098 / uc694uc548ub098 (Yoana/Yoanna),uc774uc548uc544/uc774uc548ub098 (Iana/Ianna),uc2dcuc548 (Sian or Shian),uc2dcuc624 (Shio),ud2f0uc544 (Tia),ub9c8ud0dcuc544 (Mataea),Note that some Christian families go all-out with Biblical names, more than just by using Hebrew-derived names that work well in Korean (such as ud55cub098/Hanna, uc138ub77c/Sera, uc774uc11d/Iseok, and ubaa8uc138/Mose), but occasionally even some that have to be written in three-syllables like uc5d0uc2a4ub354/Eseudeo (Esther), and in the case of one of my favorite Korean actresses, uc774uc5d8ub9acuc57c.
Just as it sounds, her name as pronounced in Korean elliya is indeed the familiarly Anglicized u201cElijahu201d (meaning: YHWH is my God).
Itu2019s her birth name given by her parents, and as such is her legal name.
,,Back to Korean names.
,Concepts such as u201cimplied divinityu201d may be somewhat inferred in sky-related naming syllables such as ud638(u660a) / ho, uac74(u4e7e) / geon and of course the well-known ucc9c(u5929) / cheon, but Iu2019d like to point out that in contemporary society, they tend to sound much more masculine than not (the first of which indeed is used in BTSu2019 J-Hopeu2019s given name Hoseok), and although not an absolute male syllable, I donu2019t think we should shoehorn any of them into a requested name when there are enough existing names for girls that work just fine.
,So if we must get as close as possible to a Korean equivalent, weu2019d best default to one of the most common Korean syllable pairings used in girlsu2019 names, uc740ud61c/ Eun-Hye, which means u201cfavoru201d or u201cgraceu201d.
Note that both syllables (hanja: u6069u60e0) carry this meaning, so itu2019s a double-whammy: grace + grace.
Ever wonder why every Korean community in the world has a squillion girls named u201cGraceu201d? Thatu2019s where weu2019re headed with the following.
,This is all to say that you could have an existing Korean name with either syllable and youu2019d be just fine carrying at least one of them.
Note that Iu2019ve intentionally chosen hanja that imply the meaning that follows (and are common names), but existing Korean names with these phonetic spellings may have completely different hanja used for them, which would in turn would have different meanings.
As such, this is just a handful from what may very well be hundreds of u201cgrace names in existence:,uc740ud76c (u6069u59ec) Eun-Hi : woman of grace,uc740uc815 (u6069u60c5) Eun-Jeong : loving with grace,uc815uc740 (u8c9eu6069) Jeong-Eun : focused / proper grace,uc740uc131 (u6069u6210) Eun-Seong : achieved grace,ud61cuc778 (u60e0u56e0) Hye-In : borne / coming from grace,ud61cuc218 (u60e0u79c0) Hye-Su : supreme (peerless) grace,ud61cuc9c4 (u60e0u771f) Hye-Jin : true grace,And lastly, Iu2019ll also mention that I have a friend with a hybrid pure-Korean + Sino-Korean name ud558uc740(ud558u6069) / Ha-Eun, which is meant to mean ud558ub098ub2d8uc758 uc740ud61c /hananimeui eunhye u201cgrace of Godu201d, the first syllable being an abbreviation for hananim.
*It may very well be that this last name is closest to your request.
,All the best!,