Bonjour,Comment prendre un nom français?

Bonjour,Ravi de vous connaître.Je m'appelez Wendy.Je suis étudiante à l'université agricole et sylvicole de Zhejiang en chine. Je suis dans le départment d'anglais,mais j'apprends aussi le français.Mais,Je n'ai pas des noms français,Pouvez-vous m'aider?Comment prendre un nom français?

Mar 12, 2015 1:25 PM
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I would like to add that, as a french guy, I had never seen "Guinivere" (sounds weird, but if you like it...). I've checked on Google and it's actually the english version of "Guenièvre", the king Arthur's wife.

Anyway, if you really want to use it, I guess it would be better to use the french version (Guenièvre), otherwise it has absolutely nothing french then, since it's the english version of an english historical character's name (why wouldn't you keep Wendy then ?).

March 15, 2015

Ahaha,i get it now!Thank you sooooo much!So glad to meet you here!Honestly,I am a beginner on French,but I really expect I could speak french fluently one day and have a tracel in France.

March 16, 2015

Well, "open-minded" and "generous" are maybe not the first things I would think about if you ask me to describe french people x)

Although, I'd say that, even though french people know very little about asian cultures, there is almost no racism toward asian people here.


Just an advice though : if you decide to visit Paris, never take a lot of money with you, and try not to wear visible jewelry. The problem is that there are networks (a sort of local mafia) in Romania that send children steal asian people in Paris (as a lot of them, especially Chinese people I'd say, constantly have a lot of money with them), and the french police can't do a lot against it as the french law makes it impossible to prosecute children. And, believe me, when it happens, you don't even realize you're being stolen. But the french police works with the romanian police, and sometimes they succeed in dismantling those networks.


Anyway, all I can say for sure is that there won't be any problems with your name ;)

March 16, 2015

Changing your name is a personal thing, so I don't see a problem in doing so, if that makes you happy...

In my case: my name is Benoît, but I live in the UK and find that nobody can pronounce it properly, so, now, people call me Ben, and that is also how I do introduce myself! But, in french speaking countries, I am still Benoît... simple...;)

March 16, 2015

Merci beaucoup,Eric!Your words englightened me a lot.Originally,I was worried that ,If I talk with french people in the future,but I do not have a French name,it sounds not so polite!And my french teacher ever mentioned there is a big knowledge in French naming,so I have such doubt.Anyway,thank you very much!!

March 15, 2015
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