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Chinese Name 赵 慧 美

I finally got around to adopting a Chinese name for myself. Of course it had to meet the following criteria:

1) must be a name with meaning that I can relate to

2) must be easy to pronounce (duh, it’s no good if you can’t say your own name right?)

3) it should be somewhat easy to write

therefore it was an easy pick. Drum roll please………………………………………… 🙂

My Chinese name is……….. Zhào Huì Měi 赵 慧 美 ….. Pronounced: jao/huay/may

So what do you think? It’s pretty much my English name translated over with an additional third character at the end. (赵 last name: dizon +wisdom: sophia + 美 beautiful)

A Chinese name usually consists of three characters, but it’s still common to have a two-character name. The final character in my name is a rather common one amongst Chinese names. And it so happens that the word “beautiful” is my ultimate favorite English word – so it made sense to add it on.

So there you have it folks! I can’t get any more Chinese than that. Living in China – check! Learning Chinese – check! Take up a Chinese name – check!

Sahweeet. Now I can finally fill in the [Chinese name field] on forms AND properly answer the incessant question: “What’s your Chinese name?”

As of today, I am no longer going by Sophia. It’ll be Huì Měi to all of you (in China anyway)


8 responses to “Chinese Name 赵 慧 美”

  1. Emma says:

    beautifull name.. beautifull HUI MEI….

  2. Sophia says:

    Xiexie Emma! You helped me pick it out 🙂 Wǒ Xiang Nǐ Laoshi !

  3. Qing says:

    girl you’ve started a new trend… when people are converting to an English name you’re converting to a Chinese name 😉 sweetness. since you’re younger than me… imma endearingly call you Xiao Mei
    <3 Qing

    Ni ke yi du ping yin le ma?

  4. Sophia says:

    Ni hao Ching! Yes, majority of the people I meet, tell me their English name oppose to their Chinese name. Me on the other hand, i use my Chinese name (when i remember to). It’s quite funny.

    Wo ke yi yidianr. Ni zui jin zen me yang? I miss you.

  5. Greg says:

    Hen haojile….Wo yao! Wo yao!

    Excellent….I want one! I want one!

    Very cool 🙂

  6. Gdizon says:

    Aloha cuzzo! August is almost over and you haven’t posted anything new. I love reading your adventures. I hope all is well! I like your new name… Take care!

  7. Sophia says:

    Ni hao cuzo! All is well in China. How are things in Hawaii? Man, August flew by. I have been neglecting my blog, haven’t I? I’ll post something soon 🙂 Thanks for reading! Miss ya.

  8. John Agahan says:

    Wisdom and Beautiful hrmmm… how interesting 😀 Now how did that come together hehe. Anyways just thought I should drop a line I was actually searching my name on google then I came upon your page from the last comment I left I guess. Hope allz going well with you SOPs Take care and be safe out there….

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