Chinese people with English 'names'

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    Smile Chinese people with English 'names'

    I was served by someone called 'Hobby' and her friend 'Empty' at a shop last week.

    Can anyone top that?


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    Red face

    There's a kid in my school, her name is Sleeping Beauty. A friend has a student that's called Salad....What about that?


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    Thats so common in Hong Kong...My friends are called "Summer, Lemon" etc etc.....


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    damn, those are much better

    but it also reminds me of someone I met once called 'Milk'

    and others I heard of (but never met in person) - Pinky, Bronson, and someone called Fanny Pong???? (that last one may be an urban myth)


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    Some people called themselves 'Apple', 'Mango' and 'Kiwi'......

    Last edited by justmehk; 02-10-2006 at 10:30 PM.

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    I met a Trainee once and NO she was not in training!


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    I was introduced to a Marlborough. When I showed confusion, she said "Just like the cigarettes!"


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    I've seen girls named:

    Sherman - she didn't know it was a tank
    Bertha - she didn't know it was a german anti-aircraft weapon
    Mosquito - err.. what the...


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    Last week I was served by a "Shadow" at my bank.
    "But" assisted my wife with problems on our washing machine.

    In China my dishes were served by "Internet", our freight forwarder has an account manager called "Toast"!

    We came across Tongue, Pubic, Circumference, Dragon, Windy, Cloudy, Sermon, Milo, ...and the list goes on.


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    I also went on the free Wing Wah cake making course

    that you can book via the tourist board.

    The head chef was called 'Cactus', but after reading that list it sort of loses its edge.

    I am wondering if any western/non-chinese out there have been given Chinses names that sound stupid to Chinese people? I am sure it must happen as well.

    Keep them coming these are excellent. When this thread is done I intend to publish them all in a book aimed at locals called - "Pick a name in English". Could be a best seller?


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