STORY OF AMELIA HOMS FERRER / YANG JINQING杨锦清
"A good Chinese name for you, a non-Chinese speaker, combines the meaning and pronunciation of your original name, your personality, career, lifestyle, hobbies and anything you love deeply, and the Chinese cultural references." - Ellen Yule / YuLing余玲 (designer of Chinese names)
Bad Chinese names are those western names translated into Chinese by only using the actual sound (known as transliterate).
The problem of Chinese names by default is that they're meaningless and often causing confusion, negativity and harm.
Let me give you an example. You'll see yourself the big difference between a bad Chinese name and a good Chinese name.
Amelia paid for her first Chinese name in Singapore during her holiday trip. And it was not cheap.
Without being asked about her preferences and the background of her full name, her Chinese name was made by a 'so-called' Chinese artist solely based on the pronunciation of her first name, and her family name was completely ignored.
Amelia became 爱米乐Ai MiLe (爱ai = love, 米mi = rice, 乐le = happy). It sounds like she is a mouse that loves rice and is happy with it.
Amelie was shocked when Ellen / YuLing explained to her the meaningful of her Chinese name and how to use the good Chinese names for foreigners.
That Chinese name made Amelia feel so embarrassed that she hid it in a drawer.
What a waste of money and time. What a ridiculous situation she had endured because of the disrespect of the person who made that nonsense Chinese name.
After fluid communication and obtaining the information of the 8 essential elements (mentioned above), 杨锦清Yang JinQing is the unique meaningful Chinese name YuLing created for Amelia, if you consider that the Catalan/Spanish people have two surnames.
The Chinese surname 杨Yang is the literary meaning of her father's surname: poplar.
The Chinese given name 锦Jin symbolises the metal element of her mother's surname. It means bright and beautiful.
清Qing reflects Amelia's personality and preferences – be clear and flexible as water, lives beside the sea, travels across the oceans. Liquid writing, ink that reflects and shares her life full of experiences.
Amelia/Yang JinQing杨锦清 (director of 2WAYS Tours) now proudly uses her Chinese name when meeting with her Chinese clients, friends and contacts, and gets recognised positively.
The instruction video created by Ellen/YuLing allows Amelia to write her meaningful Chinese name, clearly and confidently.
So get your Chinese name done right, at the first time, by the right designer.