We’re overdue for Chinese names. Here are the suggestions that have come in so far for my name. Jessica is just going to ask one person, rather than do it this way. I’m sending an e-mail out to our Chinese friends to see what they think. Once I get some replies back, I’ll have to pick something. Or maybe narrow it down to a top three and send another e-mail! (how long can we drag this out?) Of course, all you å¤–å›½äºº (wÃ iguÃ³rÃ©n / foreigners) can pick a favourite, too. Remember that the first character is the family name, and the second and third characters are the given name.
æ…•ä¿¡ä¹‰ (mÃ¹ xÃ¬n yÃ¬) or æ…•ä¿¡æ¯… (mÃ¹ xÃ¬n yÃ¬)
æ…• means longing for, seeking, cherishing, also found in Chinese last names.
ä¿¡ means faith, trusting, believing
ä¹‰ means righteousness, Godly, faithfulness
æ¯… means endurance, perseverance.
é™†ä¹‰ (lÃ¹ yÃ¬)
é™† is a good chinese family name, so I figure out a last first name for you as well: “ä¹‰”
é™†é“æ˜Žã€€(lÃ¹ dÃ o mÃng) – dao means moral; ming means bright, clear, honest.
é™†é“æ¶µ (lÃ¹ dÃ o hÃ¡n) – han means self-restrain, connotation.
é™†å“æ’ã€€(lÃ¹ zhuÃ³ hÃ©ng) – zhuo means outstanding, long-sighted; heng means perpetual, lasting.
é™¸å¼· (lÃ¹ qiÃ¡ng)
å…ˆè·Ÿä½ èªªä¸€å€‹ä¸æ–‡åå—ï¼šé™¸å¼·ï¼Œå› ç‚ºè·Ÿä½ çš„Joelç™¼éŸ³æ¯”è¼ƒç›¸è¿‘ (qiÃ¡ng sounds similar to Joel).
é™¸ç¦Žé” (lÃ¹ zhÄ“n dÃ¡)
é™¸å´‡é” (lÃ¹ chÃ³ng dÃ¡)
é™¸ç‘žæ°‘ (lÃ¹ ruÃ¬ mÃn) is a very Chinese name.
ç‘ž means auspicious, lucky
æ°‘ means civilian, the people
é™¸ç‘žè¨€ (lÃ¹ ruÃ¬ yÃ¡n)
è¨€ means word, character, eternal
And in other news, we’ve been taking photos of all the propaganda banners. They’re not really propaganda; it’s more like free advice/moral exhortations/polite warnings, usually put up by neighbourhood committees. Some can be pretty interesting, and once we get them translated we’ll post one a week.