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First I have some questions, then I would like opinions on a possible name for myself....|
#1 - There is another thread talking about weird english names that chinese people give themselves. Do foreigners ever choose bizarre or inappropriate names for themselves?
#2 - WHY do foreigners choose chinese names? Is it so chinese people can say it easily? Is it just for fun/interest? Are their real serious business reasons?
#3 - LEGALITY - Are these names ever made legal or used in serious ways? When I went to renew my visa the woman asked if I had a chinese name... and filling out a residence form at my apartment, the guy asked if I had a chinese name.... if it's just a name some friends chose for me for fun, do they really want to know, or they only want my chinese name if it's official & legal? Is it like "common law marriage", where if you just keep using it a while, it's yours?
MY NEW NAME.... maybe.
Ok, now for the name some new friends & I came up with. First, I must say that I chose one character based on an old family name (not my surname, but another name that's been passed down in my family). The other two characters were chosen by others based on what they think my personality is like and what I told them the meaning of my surname is. I like the meaning of my english surname and I want that meaning regardless of the sound being entirely different. So this name has a lot of meaning, and I think it is aesthetically very well balanced, from my artistic point of view.
If someone here thinks there is some problem with it, or some reason it is not a good name, please tell me and I will keep searching, or change part of it or something.
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