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I think it's OK to name your sons and daughters as capital cities, like "Paris" and "London", but it's not OK to name your (future-)kids as countries. It's nasty for your kids, and everyone should know that names are one thing and countries are another.
-- Anonymous User  4/2/2006
Paris is an actual name (arguably it was so before the city of Paris was ever called such) so I wouldn't use that as an example.
-- Anonymous User  5/11/2006
Okay, I personally think that this name is very weird. This may be that I myself AM Chinese, but still. It just seems odd.
-- hereiamagainxx6  1/30/2007
Some places sound alright as names. I can see a person named "Ireland", and it won't be too odd. But China doesn't sound like a name, at least not to me.
-- scarletquillraven  2/10/2007
China Cup Cameron is the main character in the book Broken China by Lori Aurelia Williams.
-- bibi66  7/12/2007
You might as well name all your other kids England and Russia!
-- Mrnda13  1/2/2008
Country names are such crap. You shouldn't use this name just because you like the sound. It makes you seem ignorant.
-- slight night shiver  4/20/2008
My name is China and I personally like it myself. It's very likeable, unique, and uncommon (which is better than names that you see all the time). Everyone I meet likes my name, and is always like "what an interesting/beautiful name". And unlike my sister Paris, I have only met 2 China's and know no common celebrities that have it. Where I live has a large diversity of people and many are of Asian decent, and none find it funny or insulting that my name is China. In fact I have become friends with many just over the discussion of my name.
-- Anonymous User  4/21/2008
It might not be too bad if you pronounce it Cheena.
-- Anonymous User  12/7/2008
Two famous bearers are musician China Kent, who worked on the soundtrack for the movie Brick, and "weird fiction" writer China Miéville (who is a man).
-- DearPrudence  12/10/2008
Author China Miéville's name derives from rhyming slang - "mate" (friend) = "China (plate)."
-- Anonymous User  7/4/2011
This is a name only for a country, not a person!
-- Anonymous User  12/17/2008
I kind of like this name, but I think I prefer it pronounced as "Cheena". I knew a girl once who spelled her name as Chyna, which I personally wasn't very fond of. To reply to a comment above, I think Russia would make a nice name too, for a girl or a boy (kind of makes me think of Sasha).
-- Anonymous User  1/12/2009
Very trashy and inappropriate. The Chinese are probably laughing at it.
-- bananarama  5/9/2009
Why would anyone name their child after a country with such horrible human rights?!
-- Anonymous User  6/2/2009
Ridiculous. This is a name of a country, not for a person.
-- -Julia-  8/22/2009
My cat's name is China. We adopted her so I didn't get to choose. While I'm not the greatest fan of this name, it has grown on me a little.
-- Anonymous User  12/8/2009
I know I'm going against the crowd, but I like this name. Because of the -a ending, I can see China as a person's name, unlike other country names such as Ireland and England. China isn't the prettiest name out there, to be honest with you, but I like it, because I have nothing but positive associations with the country. I have a rose-coloured glasses view of China, because of watching the perfect, heartbreakingly beautiful films of the incomparable Zhang Yimou. And I don't think China is disrespectful to the Chinese as a name; I mean, there are American girls called my country's name (Ireland), but I don't get offended over it. It seems more odd to me than disrespectful. And there are other culture names, such as Maya, Svea, Italia and India. I'd get annoyed if someone chose a culture name superficially, just because they like the sound. The idea is to honour that particular country or culture, to show that that place is special and important to you, that you have a personal connection with it - and I would want to honour China. However, in real life, I personally would rather simply choose a Chinese name. But I do like China a lot. I find it interesting, cool and pretty.
-- Ailis  2/20/2010
China Arnold (born March 29, 1980) is a convicted murderer who gained notoriety for burning her 3-week-old daughter Paris to death in a microwave oven in August 2005.
-- AndrewJKD  7/3/2010
I don't see how someone could not like this name? It is so pretty, I know a little Chinese girl named China and it's not weird at all. It sounds just like a name it has just the right amount of uniqueness=) I like this a LOT better than other country names. I also like the names China, India (nn Indy), Israel (Is Ray El).
-- Anonymous User  11/6/2010
China is pronounced differently in China so why would they find it disrespectful? I love this name=)
-- Anonymous User  11/6/2010
The token Chinese guy who's in most of my classes uses the nickname China as a joke. Even if he didn't, I still can't take this seriously as a name.
-- bathos  12/27/2010
This name is horrible. It's a country. And it is a horrible country.
-- tafflemark  1/26/2011
It is of Chinese origin. Geography name. The country got it's name from the Qin dynasty that ruled it in the third century BC. Chynna Phillips. Name meaning: Qin's Dynasty.
-- Holybell  8/10/2011
I've never really thought of China as a name for a person, although, I do have a relative who was born in 1916 whose name was China Madge (first and middle).

With that being said, China is not a new concept for a name.
-- GibsonGirl  9/7/2011
I know about 7 people named "China" (or Chyna) and they are ALL large black women.
-- goodolenoname  10/1/2011
Two bearers of this name are China Brezner (Larry Brezner's daughter and Shia LaBeouf's ex girlfriend) and China Anne McClain (from the Disney Channel show ANT Farm).
-- emilydominko  12/7/2011
I actually can go either way on this one. The the name really does not appeal to me at all but it's not that bad. I think the name China is just blunt. It bores me and reminds me of the country. I don't find it attractive but it still can be just a little pretty... I guess.
-- PianoForTay  2/7/2012
China Zorrilla is an Uruguayan actress. In her case it's a nickname for Concepción.
-- Buneary  6/5/2013

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