What’s in a name?

I have been looking through Shiseido’s address book in China and couldn’t help but notice some interesting choice of names. Now, I said ‘choice’ because I’m pretty sure these names were not the doings of the parents. It seems like a case of loss in translation – either that, or some deliberately picked names that would be easy conversation starters.

Some weather-related names listed:

All names are real, unchanged, and followed by a Chinese given name.

  • Snow
  • Summer
  • Sunny
  • Rain

How about a name inspired by nature:

  • Bamboo
  • Spark
  • Shadow

No? Perhaps you’re a foodie?  How about: (more…)