You already know where to get yourself a Chinese name. But if you have a common English name, there might already be a Chinese equivalent of it. Below are the Chinese versions of some of the common English names:
Jack: 杰克 (Jié kè)
Martin: 马丁 (Mǎ dīng)
Mark: 马克 (Mǎ kè)
Lisa: 丽莎 (Lì shā)
Colin/Colleen: 柯林 (Kē lín)
Just like the Chinese people like to give others Chinese names, they like to get English names for themselves as well. But some of them tend to pick very strange names, so strange that there is even a book about it. Apple, Sprite, Cook, Fish, Dinner are some of the strange ones I know (for some reason, all of them have something to do with food). Do you know any strange names? Please share.
Here is an interesting video on Chinese people’s English names. Do you remember Sexy Beijing?