Wednesday, December 8, 2010

quite a name!

one of my wife's chinese language students goes by the name 'Thora'! i looked at it, puzzled. what kind of name is that? 'Thor' came to mind, and i mentioned to her Thor was the Norse god of thunder.

guess what? her Chinese name, or nickname, is 'Lei Lei,' or 'thunder thunder'!

i busted out laughing. apparently the little girl is super cute. and named thora!

just an example of Chinese people's craziness -- or creativity -- in choosing names.

i remember my students Dove and Dolphin. they were a couple. Dove was the man.

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