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Why do Chinese choose 'weird' English names?

( Updated: 2014-10-29 08:15

Boilermaker21 (US)

I wish Chinese people would not take English names. Be proud of who you are. Be proud of where you came from. With a little practice, most native English speakers will be able to pronounce your real name. Not to mention, some English names that people choose are not actually names. I had a Chinese student at English camp take the name "Dinosaur". One of my former co-workers took the English name "Watermelon". Her real name was much more beautiful.

Why do Chinese choose 'weird' English names?

A life-size Tyrannosaurus rex statue, dressed with a jersey of the Bundesliga soccer team Eintracht Frankfurt, is seen in front of the Senckenberg Natural Museum in Frankfurt, August 16, 2013. [Photo/Agencies]

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