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I'm thinking of having English name,, What would you recommend?

Recently I got a job and I need to have English name in my work place. 

My Last name is Kim, and I like the sound of 'Roxy'.

How about Roxy Kim?  

or Mia Kim?

What do natives think of these names?


And is there any recommendation? :)

Apr 14, 2017 7:44 AM
Comments · 24
Roxy sounds like a dog's name. I think you should use Kim and maybe an English middle name :-)
April 14, 2017
Of course it is entirely your choice to change your name if you feel it will help you fit in better at work, but I always find it a little sad when I have international students who won't even tell me their name, and choose either a Barbie-like or very generic-sounding name, like "Candy" or "Dolly" or "Jenny". Maybe I'm weird but I think that names matter and I can't understand why people can't make a little effort to pronounce and learn a little about names that may not be the everyday "easy" ones they heard growing up. 
April 14, 2017
I think it's not necessary and even not wise to change your name. You have to be proud of your origins and show that through your Korean name.
April 14, 2017
Personally, I would not use Roxy or Roxanne. Mia is nice. Maya is a similar name as well. 
April 14, 2017
I'd go with Mia. Sounds nice and is easy to pronounce. But it really is a very East Asian thing to use an English name during class or for work. I agree with Guyomar. I'd rather like to know the real name of the person, I'm dealing with. 
April 15, 2017
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