September 12, 2015
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.