Thursday, July 24, 2008

Why You Shouldn't Name Your Son Julian

If you have a baby son, don't name him Julian.

Because Julian sounds like 猪脸 (pig-face in Chinese).

10 Comments:

Blogger Happysurfer said...

You know, I thought Julian is a nice name, until I read your post. :(

Being bi- or multi-lingual has its advantages or is it disadvantages when it comes to naming offspring. There are many common names for both boys and girls that can mean something negative or derogatory in another language or dialect. Aarrghh!! So many considerations, so stressful! LOL!

Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 11:40:00 AM GMT+8  
Blogger Mockingbird said...

Yaloh. Especially if you understand Chinese, Cantonese, Teochew, Hokkien, English and Malay all at the same time. The more languages and dialects you know, the more names you would have to avoid using :p

Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 11:42:00 AM GMT+8  
Blogger Las montañas said...

How about naming your daughter Julie? Think in cantonese.

Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 12:03:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Happysurfer said...

Absolutely! You missed out Hakka because this and those you mentioned are what I know. See my agony? LOL!

Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 12:05:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Mockingbird said...

Julie in Cantonese 朱莉
sounds like 猪来Pig Come. Ha, ha, ha...! :D

Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 12:17:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Mockingbird said...

To Happysurfer: Wow! You know more dialects than me. i don't know Hakka :p

Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 12:17:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Lunch is Served! said...

Aiyah, I used to have a bf called Julian, and I would always call him pork-face. LOL! But I guess he loved me too much to tell me off leh :)

Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 2:33:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Mockingbird said...

To Lunch Is Served: He loved you too much to tell you off? I guess you didn't love him enough in return to make him your hubby heh?

Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 3:22:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Lunch is Served! said...

No lah, you are right. When he could not take anymore of my nonsense, he dumped me. LOL! Anyway, I deserved it.

Friday, July 25, 2008 at 2:44:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Mockingbird said...

To Lunch is served: I think you are probably much better off now that your ex-bf Julian dumped you, afterall, now you get to live in a condo at Hume Avenue. If you had remained with him, you would probably be living in a HDB pigeon hole right? :p

Monday, July 28, 2008 at 10:58:00 AM GMT+8  

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