Enigma wrote:So many beutiful people with beutiful names and yet we go on asking and accepting Western Names as the norm.
But do WE ask for Western Names? I don't think so. Any Local needing to travel wants/ needs? to have an English understandable surname.
For sure - if you work with 50 people around you here - it might be more challenging remembering and spelling their Chinese names
As for the most common Girly Western names overheard here : Fish, Apple, Kitty, Joy(ce) , no - they should not. Their Chinese name might be much gracious vs. an English surname they will regret over time.
But - HEY - this is Taiwan. Local's change their Western surnames whenever they want - depending of whatever is "trendy" @ that right moment.
My favorite encountered for males : Rambo, Arnold, Sylvester, Schumacher, (No Pedro's or Hugo's though)