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老外崩溃:你们中国人起的英文名,快把我们吓

  这年头的年轻人,谁没个英文名,仿佛跟时代脱节了似的。但是,名字取得太销魂那就尴尬了……

  据说,现在很多小盆友在幼儿园就起好英文名了。更有甚者,还没出生爸妈就给想好了英文名。

  虽然是中国人,但英文名的重要性……虽然我也不知道究竟重要在哪,但似乎已经成了“标配”嘛

  作为一个没有英文名的异类,主页君每天被Lily, Chloe, James, Linda们包围,感觉十分佛系而超然。

  虽然,看到这种新闻标题时还是会瑟瑟发抖……

  和咱们浩如烟海的中文名相比,可以选择的英文名实在少得可怜。于是,在取英文名的道路上,许多国人通常走向了两条路:

  其一,跟随大流,取个简单好念的普通名字。 比如咱们在中学英语课本里看到的那群Lucy, Kate, Tom, Jim, 虽然撞名率超高,但不会出啥大错。

  其二,剑走偏锋,取个过于有“个性”的名字。 比如从词典里翻个正常人绝不会拿来做名字的词,或者干脆自己用几个字母强行创造一个。从此你就是夜空中最亮的星,想让别人不对你刮目相看都难。

  第一种的普通名字就不举例了。

  现在呢,咱们来围观下第二种——中国人取的那些分外销魂的“个性”名字。

  老外:你们弄啥嘞?!

  在Quora(国外版知乎)上,有老外问过这样一个问题……

  ▲“你们见过哪些中国人自己取的销魂英文名?不在中国基本看不到的那种!”

  @Lucy Tokairin:

  Well, it's quite interesting to guess a logic behind their choices. There are few examples I actually faced while living in China.

  好吧,猜他们取某个英文名字的逻辑在哪,还挺有意思的。就举些我在中国看到的例子吧——

  I. Names of Disney Princesses and other fiction characters, just like:

  1、迪士尼公主或者其他小说里的角色名,比如:

  Cinderella

  Rapunzel

  Snow White

  Daenerys

  When I was studying Mandarin at language school my teacher asked my help to pick up an English name for herself. She wanted to named herself Cinderella. I did my best to explain her that her first choice is not the best.

  我在学校学普通话时,老师有要我帮她起个英文名。她自己是想叫“灰姑娘”啦。。。我真是用尽全力去和她解释,这名字不是个很好的选择啊!

  II. Sweeeet adjectives, just like:

  2、一些齁甜齁甜的形容词,比如:

  Honey

  Sweet

  Dear

  Sounds very funny in multicultural English-speaking environment. Like 'honey Honey' or 'dear Dear'

  在跨文化的英语环境中,这些名字听起来太搞笑了哈。比如你的名字是“亲爱的”,那么……“啊——亲爱的亲爱的——”?

  III. Random combinations of some girly words, just like

  3、一些女性化词汇的随意拼凑,比如:

  Angelababy (!!!)

  OMG, Angelababy! She is well-known celebrity here, so pretty, how come nobody stopped her from taking such a ridiculous name?

  我滴神!Angelababy!好吧……她在中国这么有名,颜值又高,怎么取了个这么荒谬的名字都没人拦一拦?!

  @Gaurav Kumar:

  On my last business trip to China,

  I was greeted in office by Stop Yang,

  I noticed chinese guys are not huge in build, but the guy sitting next to me had a huge build, his name was Monster Huang.

  During my stay, the company organized ping pong tournament.

  I play ping pong occasionally, so i participated in it.

  My first match was up against Chance Lee, By chance, i won that game.

  兄dei,你最后一句话有点皮啊

  @George Godula:

  Some of my contacts include:

  Cleverpig Liu

  Nazgul Zhu

  Super Zhang

  Prince Zhang

  Leader Zhang

  Magic Cheng

  Einstein Wang

  Fancy Fan

  Pansy Zhou

  Burberry Gu

  Kosher Liang

  Alien Gao

  Nimbus Yang

  Power Li

  and of course a lot of Apples, Lemons, Cherry's, Waters, etc.

  看着叫“Super” “Prince” “Power”的各位,尴尬简直穿透了屏幕……

  @Elliott Chen:

  I taught English in china for two years. The best I encountered:

  Lolita - young girl

  Various fruit: Apple, Orange, Papaya

  Boss - nine year old boy

  Yuki (ain't even English)

  ……所以Yuki应该是啥?日语?

  @Merry Birchfield:

  I met a man named "Emotion", another named himself "Hitler", a woman named herself after her favourite thing in the world, "Money." I kid you not.

  @ Gabriel Chan:

  Hello student: your tutor is Never Wong.

  同学们好啊——你们的老师名叫:Never Wong!

  不过,最高能的还要算这个……

  @Paul Denlinger:

  I knew a pair of programmers who did pair programming whose names were Shit and Fuck. These were names, not handles. As in "I'm Shit, and he's Fuck" They were REALLY good!

  我知道有俩程序员,分别叫Shit和Fuck. 这俩真的是名字!没经过加工处理!感受下这个画风:“我是Shit, 他是Fuck——”是不是超级棒!

  Among more acceptable names, my favorite was a network admin named Benjamin Franklin.

  至于更能接受一点的名字……嗯,有个网管的英文名我很喜欢,他叫本杰明?富兰克林。

  扑面而来的尴尬

  不仅是咱们普通人爱起英文名,一些土生土长的国产品牌,也时兴起个“洋名”,显得自己很时尚。

  在这方面,,家居行业可谓是一马当先了……

  ……是不是用了有“洋名”的瓷砖,我家就可以变成欧洲宫廷风?

  再来看看意大利高级时装品牌Valentino的中国亲戚们……

  来,见见Valentino的中国亲戚们,他们的名字是:

  “华伦天奴?清丽” “华伦天奴?红玉”

  (中意混血)

  “华伦天奴?古奇”、“纪梵希?华伦天奴”

  (奢侈品混血)

  “圣?华伦天奴”

  (圣罗兰:“???”)

  “华伦天奴?英超”

  (老板是球迷)

  “华伦天奴?GV”

  (什么意思??)

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