jack
I think this is an interesting topic and I love it. My second elder brother used to be named X彪, and I think this is a good name. X is the last name and 彪 is the first name. 彪 generally means strong and healthy. No doubt it is a nice name, but later, he has to change it to 强. Of course, 强 has a similar meaning to 彪, it’s also a good name. But do you know why my second elder brother has to change his name? At that time, 林彪, our Vice President of the country, was knocked down. If my second elder brother didn't change his name, he would often be making jokes by others. My name used to be called X 奇, as well as my second elder brother's name, which was named by my father. 奇means unusual and amazing, and no doubt it’s also a good Chinese name. When I was in third grade in primary school, l changed my name too. It’s because somebody often made jokes on me by calling me 刘少奇. You guys may know that 刘少奇then was the president of our country, but unfortunately, he had also been knocked down for several years. Then my father had to change my name to X 旭, and I used the name up to today. 旭 means the sun rises in the morning. It refers to hope and the future. Although it’s not a bad name, I still prefer to use X 奇.
Mar 2, 2021 9:44 AM
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I think this is an interesting topic and I love it. My second elder brother used to be named X彪, and I think this is a good name. X is the last name and 彪 is the first name. 彪 generally means strong and healthy. No doubt it is a nice name, but later, he had to change it to 强. Of course, 强 has a similar meaning to 彪, it’s also a good name. But do you know why my second elder brother had to change his name? At that time, 林彪, our Vice President of the country, was knocked down (maybe 'demoted' or 'purged'). If my second elder brother hadn't changed his name, he would often be made fun of by others. My name used to be X 奇, as well as my second elder brother's name, which was given by my father. 奇means unusual and amazing, and no doubt it’s also a good Chinese name. When I was in third grade in primary school, l changed my name too. It’s because somebody often made jokes about me by calling me 刘少奇. You guys may know that 刘少奇then was the president of our country, but unfortunately, he had also been knocked down for several years. Then my father had to change my name to X 旭, and I have used this name ever since. 旭 means the sun rises in the morning. It refers to hope and the future. Although it’s not a bad name, I still prefer to use X 奇.
Yes, very interesting. The meaning of names is much more important in China than here. Even here though, people can make jokes if someone with the same or similar name becomes famous.
Mar 2, 2021 10:27 AM
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Chinese (Mandarin), English
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