Help decide my Chinese name

This is another brief auto-horn-tooting moment. I’m going to China to follow around my Scarily Erudite Beloved as she does some archival work and we are trying to come up with a Chinese name for me. There’s an “RFC”: up on my own blog, so feel free to comment. I thought I’d mention it here since my personal blog gets much less traffic.


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  1. Not having a grasp on how Chinese names are formed, I probably won’t be much help, but for inspiration you could always use the Chinese name generator. For best results, use your given name and put it on the “strength and power” setting.

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