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Unread 12-27-2011, 08:30 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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If i had another girl I would name her "Dokman". It is the name of the first queen of Korea and is written with these two characters 徳曼。meaning ethical or ethics and the second one is something like beautiful, virtuous. I think it's a great name.
Sounds like a video game/anime character, lol. The 'man' at the end might cause a bit of teasing, but then again we have names like 'Amanda' and 'Samantha' lol, it's silly of course.
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Unread 12-27-2011, 08:50 PM
 
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Sounds like a video game/anime character, lol. The 'man' at the end might cause a bit of teasing, but then again we have names like 'Amanda' and 'Samantha' lol, it's silly of course.
Actually the idea of an anime adventure of this character might be a big money maker for a studio. He life was really interesting and with a little work it could be come a popular thing. Kids all over the world watched the Japanese ¨Guardian of the Spirit¨a few years back. This might be something like that. The legend says she was really good a martial arts as well as being the first female ruler in East Asia and the second in the world after Cleopatra. I have a friend in Japan who works in anime. I am going to forward your idea to him. I´ll let you know what he thinks. It is already a very popular mini_series in Korea and a few other countries.
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Unread 12-27-2011, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Brazil
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Talking about Japanese and Korean...

20 years ago there was a Japanese tokusatsu television series called Kyojuu Tokusou Juspion that was aired in Brazil under the remodeled name "Jaspion".

"Jaspion" was a extremely popular TV series in Brazil in the years between 1989-1992.

Well... The fact is: I have already find some boys with ages between 18 - 19 years old called "Jaspion Ferreira" and "Jaspion Santos".

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Unread 12-27-2011, 09:26 PM
 
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Talking about Japanese and Korean...

20 years ago there was a Japanese tokusatsu television series called Kyojuu Tokusou Juspion that was aired in Brazil under the remodeled name "Jaspion".

"Jaspion" was a extremely popular TV series in Brazil in the years between 1989-1992.

Well... The fact is: I have already find some boys with ages between 18 - 19 years old called "Jaspion Ferreira" and "Jaspion Santos".

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I don't know it but I just saw some of it on Youtube. Naming a kid after an historical figureis one thing but after an a anime character. LOL I mean like Dokman is one thing but Pacman. I don't think so.
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Unread 12-27-2011, 10:43 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I'm still waiting to see my first Goku, lol. Btw I always find it cute/have a giggle when I meet a Japanese person called Yoshi.
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Unread 12-26-2012, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Irvine
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In Hong Kong/Singapore, there aren't really "common" English names because it is popular to have a quaint, archaic name like "Cedrick," "Julius," or "Francis" for guys. I think "Terrence" is one of the most popular.

For girls, "Esther," "Margaret," "Mary," and "Sandy." Esther, as a Bible name, is used mostly among Christians.

My English name is "Cornelius" (also a Bible name), and I have never met anyone in Hong Kong named Cornelius. However, a Google Search for "Cornelius's" in Singapore yields amazingly bountiful results, proving again that rare names are popular among Southern Chinese men.
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Unread 12-26-2012, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Irvine
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Seriously? It's a Roman name?

I didn't know that...

I guess that name was popularized in Brazil after Priscila Presley, the wife of Elvis...

It's an extremely popular name of girls here...
Priscila is also a Bible name (found in Acts).

My English name, Cornelius (which I hardly ever use) is also found in Acts. The -us ending indicates it is male and Roman.
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Unread 12-26-2012, 11:28 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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In Hong Kong/Singapore, there aren't really "common" English names because it is popular to have a quaint, archaic name like "Cedrick," "Julius," or "Francis" for guys. I think "Terrence" is one of the most popular.

For girls, "Esther," "Margaret," "Mary," and "Sandy." Esther, as a Bible name, is used mostly among Christians.

My English name is "Cornelius" (also a Bible name), and I have never met anyone in Hong Kong named Cornelius. However, a Google Search for "Cornelius's" in Singapore yields amazingly bountiful results, proving again that rare names are popular among Southern Chinese men.
I disagree, I know plenty of Singaporeans with 'common' 'English' names.

As for the question. It seems English names are common in African countries, Singapore, the Philippines and of course Europe and Latin America. I'm talking about where it's their official name. In many other countries, like China, when learning English many people give themselves English names. Not surprisingly South Asia, being so traditional, has not really adopted European names much.
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Unread 12-28-2012, 10:28 AM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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In some low income and poorly educated families in Brazil it's common to find not properly english names, but some aberrations created for sounding or looking like english words. Some stereotypical examples are: Wanderkleberson and Frednelson; and sometimes real english names are roughly transliterated into the portuguese orthography, like "Quétlen" (from "Kathleen").
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Unread 12-28-2012, 11:28 AM
 
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Among Chavs in Spain you find a lot of Jonathans, Kevin, Joels and Jeniffers. Dominicans also favour Hollywood names, they have names like Douglas, etc.
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