A Chinese Name to Cherish
200 pag. paperback 14 x 20 cm
The Chinese word for name, (ming), is made up of (xi) meaning night and (kou) meaning mouth . This is to say that even though you cannot see a person in the dark of night, you can use your mouth to call out his name. A clear and resounding name is therefore very important. Chinese characters are beautiful in their forms and subtle in their meanings. With over 900 propitious words, in simplified characters and hanyu pinyin, this practical guide will help you make the perfect choice in naming your baby. First published in 1991, it remains a classic reference to this day.