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Subject: Re: translating a Chinese name's meaning into English
Author: Jen   (guest, 24.189.114.81)
Date: March 30, 2005 at 2:50:53 PM
Reply to: translating a Chinese name's meaning into English by tim
Li means strength, and is of Chinese origin with a similar meaning to her original Mei.
Does she want to sound as though her name is in English? Name is so closely associated with identity, I wonder if she'd prefer--or want to think about--keeping her ethnicity as part of her name? Or her name, Mei?
If she does want a name in the "language," english, Li on its own both works, sounds nice, and is certainly short enough to add to -- Lia, Liann, Lisanne .... or use with a combination from some of the other suggestions presented -- Flora, etc.

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