Hot on Weibo: The most common English name for Chinese speakers







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Comment by Seraph Ching on February 9, 2013 at 10:59am

For me both. Some people might just choose a name they like, or given by teacher.

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Comment by Thomas Doherty on February 9, 2013 at 9:31am

My wife picked her English name in the 2nd grade while growing up in Hong Kong.  She liked the movie "Alice in Wonderland".  She has not used the name in years.  She has the Chinese name of Choi.

Comment by sikora on February 9, 2013 at 8:22am

Do people choose a name that is close to their Chinese name (transliteration) or do they just choose a name they like?

Comment by Seraph Ching on February 7, 2013 at 9:35am

Yeah I feel the same in Shanghai, as this vote is from a Taiwan website.

Comment by Brandon on February 7, 2013 at 6:38am

i feel like i have heard the guy's names at the top of the list far more times than those on the girl's list. david, peter, michael seem extremely popular whereas i don't know if i have ever met a amy, lisa, vicky or angela.

i wonder why that is - maybe different regions have different preferences or something? (all my experience is in shanghai)

Comment by angel shen on February 6, 2013 at 7:40pm

Easy to remember is vital.

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