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June 28th, 2012 06:22 PM #21Senior Member
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- Nov 2011
- Washington(state, not D.C.)
Just pick whatever name you want! :]
I am 100 % Vietnamese(first generation American, born in Seattle) and my parents gave me an English name. (Susan) My siblings are Elaine, William, and Stephen. All of my cousins have English names. (such as Tina,Travis,Ryan,Tammy,Lily,Jenna, and Shawn) My brothers both have Vietnamese middle names while my sister and I both share the middle name Helen. We all have Vietnamese names though. (My sister is Tuong Vy, my Vietnamese name is Ai Vi)
Even my friends whose kids are second generation Vietnamese Americans have English names and Vietnamese middle names. (Emma and Brandon's middle names are Quynh-Dao and Anh Hao respectively. Even my friends' kids who are half Vietnamese/half white have English names and Vietnamese middles. Teagan, Riley, and Mackenzie's middle names are Mai-Le, Phuong-Anh, and Chau-Linh respectively. Other kids at my church are Grace,Anna,Nathan,and Catherine and all of them have Vietnamese middles)
Vietnamese aside, even my Chinese friends and Japanese friends have either English first/middle names with a separate Chinese or Japanese name or English first name with a Chinese or Japanese middle name. Such as, my best friend (who is 100% Chinese) is Jessica Alison, her sisters include Diana, Melissa May, Stephanie Lynn, Emily Elizabeth, and Lydia Grace. All have Chinese names though that their parents and relatives refer to them as.
People never flinched at me being 100% Asian but with an English name. If anything, kids at my school would flinch at the kids who had full Vietnamese/Chinese names.
It won't be an issue at all, trust me. :]
Last edited by susan.n; June 28th, 2012 at 06:29 PM.Only 18( and far away from marriage and kids) but a name lover!
Favorites: (other potential middle names in parentheses)
Top Five:Charlotte Belle,Emilia Alice,Clara Eve,Norah Lucille,and Adelaide/Adeline Pearl
Other Favorites:Violet Isabelle,Lucy Arwen(Auden)Lila Josephine, Olive Beatrix,Amelie Sophia(Belle) Audrey Catherine,Harper Julia/Juliet,Louisa Caroline,Eliza Maeve,and Matilda Violet(Sophie)
Jack Elias, Rory Philip,Asher Flynn, Henry Caspian, and Gideon James
June 28th, 2012 08:43 PM #23Member
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- Dec 2011
I know tons of little girls with Western names and Asian middle names. Admittedly, they're adopted, but it's not really viewed as strange here. My sister is Reese Maleah KaiJin. I know an Anna-Marie (Chinese name, Savannah (Chinese name), Mari-Grace (Chinese name)...Kaleigh, Raeghan, Rachael, Allison Grace, Bronwen, Frances...these are all Chinese little girls.Favorite Names: Caroline Michal ~ Caroline~Loren~ Toran ~ Brennan Shannon James ~ Liam Alexander/Nathaniel ~ Jade
Expecting DD#1, Saoirse Flynn, 08/28/13