View Poll Results: Which one (or two) of these names should we cut from our possibility list? Why?
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April 9th, 2013 10:00 AM #11
I don't mean to at all be disrespectful, but just to point out a bit of an oversimplification. Actually, the Chinese naming system is extremely complex. And although there are "natural" elements in characters, Chinese names tend to be no more "nature" related than Western names (you find the occasional Lily or Ice, but there are even more Upright Men, Broad Love, Shining on the East, etc.). They do relate the naming process to nature (choosing names which balance one's elements), quite similar to the Indian system, but that has no bearing on choosing Jasper. Sorry, I've lived in China for most of my adult life (I'm an anthropologist), so this is just a pet peeve of mine...
I do love the reference to the Magi, and Jasper is ok. However, it seems very trendy. I'd actually prefer Casper over Jasper. Based on the name (which happens to be my husband's name), I am assuming you might be Persian? If so, I'd also recommend Kian and Cyrus. Out of your list, my favs are actually Emrys and Jasper. I know a Conrad, so it doesn't have the best connotation with me. Roland sounds, well, a bit rolly. However, I do love "The Song of Roland"... maybe if you could find a nice nickname or put it as a middle name... Evander sounds like the ear-biting boxer. I've never heard of Amias before... I am undecided on that one.
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April 9th, 2013 03:57 PM #15Senior Member
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April 10th, 2013 07:04 PM #19
I'm having a hard time with this question. Roland is my personal favorite of the three, and, since it's German, it honors part of your heritage. It's also significantly less popular than Jasper in the U.S., so to my "trend-sense" it's a better match with Rayhan. But since he'll be born in China and may or may not end up living in America, the popularity factor probably isn't too relevant. Roland looks and sounds matchy enough with Rayhan that I'd probably choose Roland to scratch from the list.
Jasper, with its Persian origins, and Conrad, with its German ones, also honor your values and heritage, and both--especially Conrad--look and sound good with Rayhan. Personally I prefer Jasper, but Conrad's sound, look and lower popularity are all better with Rayhan.
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