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    This is a geeky way to pass the time among really bored gaijin at work.

    Kanji for your name?

    My first name is Richard

    The Japanese people thought 利茶土 was good for me. I thought it was pretty not good.

    I like the one that I got in China (everyone called Richard I think?) 李察 (li cha) which is like the observer of the fruits/plums/peaches which is pretty appropriate for the prefecture i live in but i reckon I could also get away with 日察 (li cha) which is like the one who observes Japan. Could also be the idiot who looks into the sun I suppose too.

    It'd be Risatsu or something stupid here though or Nichisatsu which also sounds quite horrible and nothing like my name.

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    I met someone the other day called 亀岡 that was just really awesome. Tortoise hill.
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    I met someone the other day called 亀岡 that was just really awesome. Tortoise hill.
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    Holy fucking shit.

    Dom, this is gonna be a bit creepy. Holdon to your seat.

    My first name is Richard, and the Kendo class bestowed upon me the same exact three Kanji.

    Granted, it was I who told them "what about the 'ri' in 便利?" - but still, that's pretty crazy man.

    But dude seriously, how can you not like those kanji? They're fucking awesome!

    利 - Advantage

    茶 - Tea

    土 - Earth/Ground

    Resulting meaning - ADVANTAGEOUS EARTH TEA

    I think that's fucking cool as hell!

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    My maiden name Renwood (i.e. Wren Wood) translated as 鳥森
    My married name is 魂 (こん- soul)
    But if you want first names, Lyn is easy. My favourite リン
    is 鈴 (bell) but I'm open to suggestions.
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    Wow I thought my Japanese people were original with the kanji they gave me! Guess not ...

    Wicket, I like 鳥森 The imagery is cool. But how would you end up pronouncing it? Torimori sounds kinda cool but kinda silly ... Torin? Toririn? Or you could even use the the shin kanji? or 鳥木
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    My first name is Mark, so they couldn't really give me a kanji for it.
    My last name is Andal, so they gave me the kanji: 安樽
    ...cheap barrel. :cry:

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    here is my chinese name from when i lived in shenzhen

    马可 白金奇

    funny thing, even though the kanji are different, 马可, ma ke, can be read baka in japanese...
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    Had a friend in college whose name was Ryan.

    The Kanji they gave him? 雷暗 "Dark Lightning"

    So fuckin' cool.

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    The first day I came to school the office staff approached me with my inkan and the accompanying story of how they chose it and why (the various kanji combinations, whether to do my first name or last, etc.) My last name is Kinsey, so they went with 金星 (きんせい, or gold star, Venus). Despite the Western association of Venus with feminine, I'm pretty happy with it.

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    Well my name means Birth and my surname means snake, can someone post me my kanji name?
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    I've seen my first name as 毛瓶, or Furbottle. Hence my username. I showed this to some of my students and they came up with a much cooler version, either 気便 or (some absurbly complicated kanji I can't find in my dictionary)敏.

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    岩狩

    Fuck yeah!

    It's pretty much an exact translation of my name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Narniaru
    Well my name means Birth and my surname means snake, can someone post me my kanji name?
    Birth would be the 生
    Snake is 蛇 

    The first one, sei has a whole heap of readings like sei sho i u ha o ki nama u probably more ...
    蛇 is hebi for the Japanese reading and i cannot find the chinese reading - it:s she in chinese though ...

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    it can also be Ja or Da though there is not many times when those readings are used. Plus its your name so you can do what you want with it I suspect!

    Just for interests sake it:s not Hebi in


    蛇行する dakou suru - go in a zigzagging pattern
    蛇足 dasoku - redundant
    大蛇 daija - large serpent
    蛇口 jaguchi - kitchen sink tap/bathroom tap
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    I once knew a girl named Ariana. Someone joked that she should write her name 蟻穴... Ant Hole.

    btw, dom, what do the two yojijukugo in your sig mean? (or at least, I assume they're yojijukugo)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cb
    btw, dom, what do the two yojijukugo in your sig mean? (or at least, I assume they're yojijukugo)
    生死竹林 。。。生死桃山?

    Shengsi or 生死 is Chinese for life or death obviously enough and with Shulin (bamboo woods) it means life or death in the bamboo forest.

    The second part I made up last night while drunk. It can be japanafied if you like to せいしとうざん or something.

    I liked it last night because the protagonist in the journey to the west legend came from the mountain of flowers and fruit and was sent to look after the heavenly peach orchards for a while where he ate all the peaches of immortality. I also live in between a mountain and a beach in Okayama which is where Momotarou (born from a peach in a prefecture that is known for peaches and not much else) comes from.

    It all made a lot of sense last night.
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    Thanks, Dombay. It was pronounced "Torimori" and the kids always thought it was hilarious. But I don't use that name anymore. Except for JET conferences, so I get my traveling expenses!
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    My first name is Eric, so 永陸, and my last name is Lord, so I decided that the coolest kanji for ロード would be 労道. There you go.

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    露羅

    露:dew

    羅:haze



    Really bored - I guess my last name could be 未挧彎 ... but that's a lot of kanji.

    My name in Chinese class was 美雯乐 

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    I was looking up all these kanji for my name the last time I lived here. I found one that meant 'shadow,' and I was like Oooh, that's cool, SHADOW! YEah!! My friend was like 'It's not good' I was like Why, it is awesome! She was like Etto, you shouldn't use. Finally I found out it can also be read as 'shadowy area between woman's legs' so I took her advice.

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    灰木牧 is the best I can do on my own - "ash-tree-meadow" Will have to ask one of my JTEs when they get back whether that has some bizarre meaning. :?

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