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If you were adopting a little girl from China what would you name her? My husband and I are adopting a precious little girl from China. We will be going there to bring her home in 7 months. We have a son, Truman Wade, and a daughter, Sutton Rose. She will have a double middle name. We are including a part of her Chinese name. We still want her name to have a Chinese feel. After a flower or a place in China maybe. Name suggestions please!

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posted by guest :: 2013-07-24 20:31:30 | report
Here are some Chinese words that you can adapt into pretty names:

An- “peace”/ Anne- “grace”

Bai-”white, pure”/ Bay- Body of water

Chai Yenn- “rainbow” + swallow”/ Cheyenne

Da-Xia- “big hero”/ Daisy- White flower

Fen- “fragrance” / Fin- Which might work as a nickname for Finnuala, Finola, or Finlay

Jia- “beautiful”/ Gia- Italian short form of Giovanna, “God is Gracious”

Jiang- “river”/ Jane “God is gracious”

Jin- “golden”/ Many possibilities here: Jen or Gen, short for Jennifer/Genevieve “fair, white”, Virginia “virgin” after Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queen, Ginevra “white, fair” and “juniper”

Jun-”good-looking”/ June- Summer month named after the Roman goddess Juno.

Lan- “orchid”/ Lane or Lana

Lei- “flower bud”/ Leila, Leilani, and Lorelei can all yield Lei

Li- “beautiful”, “logic”/ Leigh, Lee- “meadow”

Lian- “a graceful willow”/ Leann- combination of Lee and Ann, “meadow” + “grace”

Li Li- “beautiful”/ Lily- like the flower

Lin- “fine jade”, “forest”/ Lynn- Welsh, llyn meaning “lake”

Li Na/ Lina works in three languages, Chinese, Arabic “palm tree” or “tender”, and Sanskrit “united”

Liu- “flowing”/ Lou-anything: Louise, Louisa- from the Germanic, Hludwig, “famous warrior”

Luan- “uprising”- LuAnn- Combination of Lou and Ann

Mai- “ocean” or “elegance”/ May, Mae- from the month and the Roman goddess Maia

Mei- “plum”/ May, Mae- see above.

Mei Xing- “beautiful star”/ Maisie- diminutive of Margaret and Maireed, “pearl”

Mei Zhen- “beautiful pearl”/ You could go with compound, Mae Jeanne, or Maisie, with the same “pearl” meaning!

On-”peace”/ Anne, Ana, Ona, all meaning “grace”

Shan- “coral”/ Shaun- ”consecrated to God”

Teegan- “beautiful”/ Teagan- Irish surname, “descendant of Tadghan”, which means “poet”

Wen- “culture, literacy”/ In English Win might be a nickname for Winifred “friend of peace”. Wren like the bird, would also be lovely.

Wing- “glory”/ Wing, like a bird’s wing

Yi-Min- “smart”/ Yasmin- Persian for “jasmine”, which has particular relevance to the Chinese and symbolizes happiness, affection, and beauty.

Yi-Ze- “happy”/ You might translate this to Lizzy with the classic and universally recognized Elizabeth (“consecrated to God”) on the birth certificate.

Best of luck!
posted by guest: jem :: 2013-07-24 20:35:20 | report
Chinese flower names:
Azalea
Rose
Camellia
Jasmine
posted by guest :: 2013-07-24 20:38:23 | report
Ophelia
Poppy
posted by guest :: 2013-07-24 20:44:54 | report

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