>When Chinese women decide to take on an English name, it's either of
>the Playboy bunny school: "Hi, my name's Bunny, Brandy, Candy,
>Cherry, Lolly, Sissy, Chrissy, Ruby, etc....."; the Bewitched school:
>"Hi, my name's Esmerelda, Cassandra, Samantha, Endora, Cleopatra,
>Desdemona, etc..."; or the off-the-wall: "Hi, my name's Pallas,
>Ironing Board, Chrysanthemum, Anaconda, etc.....".
I know some : Daisy, Lily, Kathy, Becky, Conny, Diana, Jude, Freya(?), Linda, Roy, Seaco(?), cookie(!). Some just make out an englsih addaptation of their chinese name. To me it is often the most successful : Canna, Lina
>Chinese guy anglo names are either monosyllabic football names: "Hi,
>my name's Dirk, Buck, Ted, Craig, Greg, Mack, etc.....; or
>off-the-wall: "Hi, my name's Anvil, Tether, Reach, Ballpeen,
>etc......" (I kid you not, I had a student named "Big Gun").
Heward, Richard, James, Rocky, Kenny...