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person, so they choose a name that has a good meaning, which may
include their best wishes to their children. However, I don’t think my
name has any meaning, but it has a very funny story.
My name was created by my great-grandmother and my grandfather.
I was the first grandchild in my family, so they were very happy when
I was born. They had prepared a lot of things before I came to the
world. My great-grandmother wanted my name to be “Meiyin”, which
means rich. She was born in a poor family and she needed to work hard
everyday to earn money to support her family, so she hoped I could be
a rich woman and not work so hard like her. In addition, my
grandfather wanted my name to be “Huilan”, which means to be a
good woman. He hoped I would be a good mother and will stay well
with my own family. I know they all wanted to give their best wishes,
but it was hard to make a decision. Therefore, my mother decided to
choose one word from each name. Maybe my name would not have
any meaning, but it would include my family’s best wishes.
When I was a primary school student, sometimes my name had
brought me some troubles. I had complained about my name that it
change it because I think it was the best gift from my family.
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English, my name means graceful. In Chinese, it means soft and joyful. It is
not easy to write in Chinese because my name in Chinese characters has many
strokes. I have two characters in my first name, but two characters are the
same. My Chinese first name has twelve strokes for one word, and the total of
my first name is twenty four strokes. Also, my last name means plum blossom in Chinese;
however, it means a beautiful flower and very popular in my country. I heard
some people had been in Chicago for more than 40 years said at that time they knew
many people have last name, Mei. Furthermore, I like the name that my father gave
me because in every language that my name has same pronunciation, but the only thing
that writing is different. It is easy to remember and say to people who don’t
know Chinese. In China, my name is very popular, and many famous people have
this name, Tingting. My mother told me that around my village there are two or
three people that have the same first name like me. In addition, my father has
a friend that his daughter has same first name and last name as me, but both of
us were not born at the same time. My father gave this name to me because he
wanted me to be beautiful and help people who are around me. This also means that
helping people will be better than staying at home. I think people’s name are
very important because it may affect their life in the future.
One day, I asked my mother why gave this name to me and whether I could I had a chance to change my name. My mother smiled at once and said, “You should not care too much about what people think about your name. You name was the wonderful name in the world as if it is pretty note in music.” She explained more, “Miao means excellent and marvelous. Ming means clear and wise. I gave this name because I wanted you have a wonderful and colorful life whatever how your life hard, you can able to overcome setbacks in your life. If you can comprehend the meanings behind your name, you will like it the future.” Therefore, after she said that, I did not say anything and just walked away.
Many years later, as I grew up, I realized that I was very satisfied about my name. I understand the pronunciation of my name is not very important because it cannot define who I really am. The importance is how much I understand the meaning of my name. Thus, I like my name very much because it has made me think a lot about my name and notice how my parent intelligent for giving this name to me.