Recently, the lady who cuts my hair asked me to find an English Name for her infant son, Rong-Zhi.
She said she didn't want a name that was too popular, or sounded old.
Since Taiwanese like to find names that sound similar to their Chinese name, I suggested Rain, and thought we would have a winner with that. She liked it because it's the same name as a famous South Korean singer and actor. But, her husband feared his mother-in-law wouldn't be able to pronounce it correctly. So we kept looking.
I pushed both "Romeo" and "Rufio" but those were a no-go.
We ended up settling on "Robbie". Seems a good, solid name, yea?
Around that time, a friend I made at the neighborhood tea stand (She's kind of the Taiwanese equivalent to a Starbucks Barista) asked me to help her find a new English name. She decided she didn't like "Polly" - the name her English teacher originally gave her.
She said she doesn't want anything too girly. I said I'll have to think about it.
I wonder if there's a business opportunity for me here? At any rate, do you have any suggestions or favorite names?
I hope I can do some good. I'm tired of meeting "Cherrys" and "Angels" ...