It dose seem to be an Igbo name but I'm pretty sure it doesn't mean 'my heart's desire'. Just from my quick Google-enabled searches of Igbo phrase books 'heart' would be 'obi' and 'desire' would be 'ochcucho'. Even more important is that 'chukwu' means 'God' I've found that element in a bunch of Igbo names- unfortunately I can't seem to figure out exactly what 'Kamsiyo' would be (though I suspect it may actually be three seprate words 'kam si yo')
Originally Posted by lovewn
kam-SEE-yo-choo-k-woo is my guess
I've seen the Igbo name of Kamsiyochukwu on the Internet and the woman who had him said it meant ‘’just as I asked of the Lord’’ (he was a miracle baby). It's a name from Nigeria. She didn't mention pronunciation but my guess is "kam-see-yo-CHOOK-woo".
Chukwu is a very common name element in Nigeria. It's Igbo, as others have said. (All the Olu- names are Yoruba). Both mean "God."
Why would you feel sorry for them?
Originally Posted by merrybells
As far as I can tell from other posters, it is a legitimate name (correct me if I am wrong, please). It just happens to be from a different cultural/ethnic group. Yes, it is hard to pronounce, but so can the simplest spellings of names. It just take a bit of willingness to get it right. I am sure if you heard it a lot, you wouldn't have a problem saying it.
I knew someone by the name of Ta.ye (Ethopian). I thought it was just Tay, as in Taylor. But it is pronounced, Ty, as in Tyler. Hearing and reading are two different ways, but if I misread or mispronounced it, it just took him in correcting me until I remembered correctly.