Bring good/bad luck 带来好运/厄运
Hinder the career progress 阻碍事业发展
Fortune teller 算命先生
Be named after 以…来命名
1) Does your name have any particular meaning?
Yes. I looked this up when I was a kid. It literally means XXX
No, actually it doesn’t. It’s rather ordinary. My parents couldn’t think of anything better. My parents named me ……+喜欢 or 不喜欢+理由
2) Is it easy to change your name in your country?
Yes, many people change names coz they are very suspicious. If they think the name brings them bad luck or is hindering their career progress, they will go to a fortune teller and ask for a ‘luckier’ name. Of course some people simply don’t like the way the name sounds.
3) Do you have any special tradition about naming children?
In China, a newborn baby’s name is chosen with great care and holds much significance. The Chinese believe that a child’s name affects its fortunes, so most people are named after something with a positive image or association.