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.