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I have just adopted two children from china they are twins a boy and a girl and my husband and i are trying to determine if it is wise to keep their chinese names or to give them english names. PLEASE HELP US we will be going to get them in for days and have ntil then to decide 1 two from china
12/9/2006
If I were you I would keep their original names, but if they are too sort of 'out there' for western culture maybe shorten them or change them slightly. As long as people are able to pronounce their names I would try and keep them the same if possible. Can I ask how did you start the whole process of adoption. I would love to do that one day but don't know where to start or how long it would take. 2 Lilli
12/10/2006
I am a local born chinese, and I think that it is nice to have an English name that is suitable (stick with traditional names that are solid and well known, it is hard for visable minority to pull off trendy caucasion names i.e mercedes, madison, reese, tanner, mateo, etc.) Most Asians keep their Chinese translated names as middles names, that way you keep your identity and meaning behind your name but have a "normal" name which works better for school and when looking for jobs etc. If one chooses to shorten the original name to something easy to prounounce or something that sound kinda like an english name then you loose the meaning of the original words. So in chinese the first character of their name is the "family name/last name" the following one/two characters are their "first name" so you would use these characters as the middle name. I.e Grace Yin-Mai Surname. 3 yellowumbrella
1/23/2007
Hi there, I understand the dilemma that you are currently in. adopting a child is one of the best decision one can ever make. We have various children out there who need someone to care for them. When it comes to giving them children its a whole different story. The two may have different perspectives of weather to keep the name or not. Just know the decision lies entirely between the two of you. I am also glad that you managed to adopt twins. I have always yearned to have twins. I would have preferred that you chose a different name for the twins. coming to your house that means they have changed their environment and could be better if they could change names too. Remember now that the children are yours. Giving them a different name or your names could make them feel at home. This is just help that am trying to offer. You should sit down and decide with your husband on the way forward. All the best in the decision that you will make. 4 Noreen
10/18/2017

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