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View Poll Results: Which Name would you choose?
Meng Yuan 11 11.58%
Jie Zheng 9 9.47%
Ting Li 4 4.21%
Tiantian Sun 27 28.42%
Shuai Peng 17 17.89%
Na Li 16 16.84%
Zi Yan 6 6.32%
other (list it please) 5 5.26%
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post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old Mar 8th, 2006, 06:47 AM Thread Starter
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Which Chinese Player's Name is best for you?

If you had to change your name tomorrow (pernamently) to a Chinese player's name, whose would you choose, and what do you like about it???

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Okay, this is completely easy. I would change it to Meng Yuan because i got the same surname and i like it!

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Jie Zheng sounds cool

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Tian-Tian Sun
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Na Li - the shortest one

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probably Shuai Peng cause i like the name.
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Jie, just sounds cool when you say it fast.
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Tian Tian Sun because it sounds cool and compared to the rest its easy for people to pronouce correctly.
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Na Li or Meng Yuan.

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i have to say Zi Yan is really cool

Meng Yuan —— 袁梦 —— it's the same to pronounce 袁梦 & 圆梦 which means " dreams come true "

Meng —— 梦 —— which means "dream" —— Usually used as a girl's name
Yuan —— 袁 —— family name

Jie Zheng —— 郑洁

Jie —— 洁 —— which means "clean" —— Usually used as a girl's name
Zheng —— 郑 —— family name

Ting Li —— 李婷

Ting —— 婷 —— which means “Graceful ” —— girl's name
Li —— 李 —— family name

Tiantian Sun —— 孙甜甜

Tiantian —— 甜甜 —— which means "sweetie" —— girl's name
Sun —— 孙 —— family name

Shuai Peng —— 彭帅

Shuai —— 帅 —— which means “General or Handsome” —— Usually used as a boy's name
Peng ——彭 —— family name

Na Li —— 李娜

Na —— 娜 —— girl's name
Li —— 李 —— family name

Zi Yan —— 晏紫 —— it's the same to pronounce 晏紫 & 燕子 which means " Swallow "

Zi —— 紫 —— which means “Purple” —— girl's name
Yan —— 晏 —— very special family name
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Jie Zheng sounds the best!
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I was always partial to Shi Ting Wang myself, but that's just me.

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Originally Posted by Iacobus
I"d like to see all the hanzi for each name before I make a decision.
Okay, but only in simplified form as below. All of them are nice and indicate profound meaning:

In China, family name is placed in front and first name behind:

李娜 Li Na:
李Li means plum (the upper 木wood and lower 子son)
娜na means beautiful and graceful in every way. 女 on left side of 娜 refers to female.
(Fruitful trees and beautiful flowers.)

李婷 Li Ting:
婷ting means graceful, slim and sound. The right half 亭 refers to pavilion, the character looks like it too.
Also female's name as you can see 女 on left side (Imagine a beauty stands there in a pavilion)

彭帅 Peng Shuai:
彭Peng, the sound (shape) of (playing)drum, 帅shuai means beautiful or handsome, also commander or general.
Both male and female's name

郑洁 Zheng Jie: (sounds like clean and tidy)
郑zheng means serious and solemn (关:close, key area or care, the right half is ear!! It's not to close ears, i guess, but let ears stand up ready? It is prounanced like 整(with rise-fall in tone, while 郑 fall in tone) which means complete or tidy.
洁Jie means clean, usually female's name.

晏紫 Yan Zi: (sounds like swallow)
晏yan means comfort (the upper 日day and the lower 安safety) its homophone is 燕swallow.
(people with this surname are quite limited)
紫Zi, means purple, sounds like 子, auxiliary word here. Her nick name is swallow.

袁梦 Yuan Meng: (Her nick name is dream comes true)
袁ancient long dress, the homophone is 圆round.
梦meng is dream. (the upper 林 with two woods refers to forest and the lower 夕 means sunset) usu. female's name

孙甜甜: Sun TianTian: (Sun and double sweet)
孙 means grand/son (子son, 小small) spelled sun, not prounced that way in English tho.
甜甜Tiantian means SweetSweet,composed of 舌tongue and 甘sweet.(For female here)

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SweetSweet all the way

Meng's dream come true name is nice. My chinese name means anglo-chinese, which is what I am, but apparently also manly, brave, warrior lol

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