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1 In the US, they are sometimes called Handicap seating despite that they are also for pregnant women & the elderly as well.|
2. When picking a name, don't try to find one with a "good meaning" because generally English names have little meaning. However, it is possible to pick strange names. Also, if you pick a word as a name and you say it to people, they'll usually assume they misheard you and ask you to repeat it.
Hence, the recommendation of asking an English speaking friend for a recommendation is good.
3 As noted hugging & kissing depend on the culture. In the US, I hug some women friends, but never guy friends (I'm a guy). However, the only women I hug are those who I know are OK with it (some would be offended if I tried to hug them). It is nice to have a women friend who likes to be hugged.
4 Lots of Westerners first focus on careers before having children. If a women gets a PhD or MS, they face the issue that if they wait after the age of 35, it can be hard to have a child (we faced this & adopted a delightful Chinese girl). Amongst friends with graduate degrees, it was common to talk about adoption, in vitro fertilization, and adoption.
Another issue in the US is that from 6 months to 3 years after the child is adopted, the biological parents can choose to take the child back (depending on the State you live in). It's an absolutely horrible practice. Also, many of the kids available for adoption are black and many black Americans are against whites adopting them. The Wall Street Journal had an article about black teenagers being convinced by black adults to reject their white parents. I could see how this could happen and I wouldn't be able to handle it, so adopting from China was an easy decision.
Finally, China has a reputation of taking good care of babies and as a result, adopted babies bond readily. My daughter did- she was a delight from the beginning and still is.
5 Many Americans blindly believe that TV/movie stars are knowledgeable, but I don't know of a specific word (maybe "blindly worship" - but it's not commonly used. E.g., "She blindly worships the star.")
6 In the US, photos are an important part of a marriage, but not like in China. In the US, usually the bride wears just her wedding dress for the photos. This is true in other ways as well: many of my Chinese friends get professional photo albums made of their daughters in many different dresses. This is unusual in the US and would mainly occur when the girl wants to become a model.
While in the US, some get a professional family photo for Christmas or another holiday, it seems like professional family photos are less common in the US than in China.