妳你的姓，妳你的名The Surname & Name of Yours
That day at the Tea Session, just before everyone was about to leave, an affinity arose and I wielded my pen to demonstrate the rarely seen Art of the Name Level 3. They were amazed and benefited immensely. Alas, as they expressed their amazement, I felt sorry that many people still do not understand the importance and intension of a name. Therefore, I shall now impart to everyone another knowledge level behind the Art of the Name.
Take for example, there are 3 persons who choose a name for their children. However, they are not versed in the art of name selection and as a result, bring harm to their children. Besides setting up obstacles for their children’s lives, the children are made the brunt of many cruel jokes. These 3 persons has the surname of “Ma”, “Mai” and “Ni” respectively, and they unknowingly gave the following names to their children:
馬必清 Ma Bi Qing
麥仙 Mai Xian
倪友賓 Ni You Bing
As the name implies, Mr Ma aspires his son to be a clean-handed person, while Mr Mai hopes for his daughter to be as happy and elegant like a fairy. Mr Ni wishes for his son to treat all his friends like honoured guests and be happy and safe always. However, their good intentions turned out to be crude jokes made on their children. How pitiful!
The son with the name “馬必清 Ma Bi Qing” has similar pronunciation as “馬屁精 Ma Pi Jing” which means a bootlicker. He subsequently became the most unpopular person at work. The daughter with the name “麥仙 Mai Xian” has a name that sounds like “Mai Xian” in Hokkien which means not to brag. This causes her to be misunderstood as a braggart. The son with the name “倪友賓 Ni You Bing” is no better off either. His name sounds like you are ill. That causes people around him to avoid him like a plague. How pathetic!
Without me saying, everyone should know by now that in choosing a name, you ought to take note of the meaning and pronunciation of a character, so as not to let your children hang their heads in shame.