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)
Dont know if i made myself understood?
I think Chinese language is one of the most scientific in the world