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    I know of a real case. A person from China is called "世挺". Sounds good until he got the name written in PinYin on his passport and moved to US.
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    Hokkien (really happened)

    *** Siew Lee - baby born premature and always fell sick and needed *repair*. I started to call her Isabella and her mum actually changed her name to that kekeke..
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    Jason Tan - Thief steals egg

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    Quote Originally Posted by KNIGHT ONG
    wah lau .. u again coming out with such things ...
    nabei.......too old for you again huh.

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    A Cantonese guy Mr. Mo wants to marry Ms. Chin, so the 2 families hold a wedding dinner, and the big sign board say "Mo Chin Wedding Dinner" = "no money wedding dinner".

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    Quote Originally Posted by roygoh
    I know of a real case. A person from China is called "世挺". Sounds good until he got the name written in PinYin on his passport and moved to US.
    hahahhaa......this is good..

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    haha...this is funny...LOLX...



    hope no one name in here...
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    Alright, a Hokkien guy Mr. Seet wants to marry Ms. Boon, so the 2 families hold a wedding dinner, but many of their family friends are Cantonese, and they all see a big sign board say "Seet Boon Wedding Dinner" = "Lose money wedding dinner". (in Cantonese)

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    Quote Originally Posted by soma
    Any more to add on..


    Chinese Names to avoid
    Mandarin
    Paul Chan - Bankrupt
    Anne Chang - Dirty
    Faye Chen - Dusty
    Anne Chin - Keep quiet
    Henry Mah - Hate your mum
    Jane Tan - Frying eggs
    Nelson Tan - Bird laying eggs
    Leslie Tong - Rubbish bin

    Hokkien
    Carl Cheng - Buttock
    Monica Cheng - Touching your buttocks
    Lucy Leow - You are dead
    Suzie Leow - Lost till death
    Lim Yew Lin - Drink urine
    Lim Teh Peng - Drink iced tea
    Danny See - Squeeze you to death
    Corrine Tai - Poor fellow
    Rosie Teng - Screws and nails
    Carmen Tng - Leg hair long
    Pete Tsai - Nose droppings

    Cantonese
    Connie Mah - Call your mother
    Macy Koh - Never die before
    Micheal Tan - Sell eggs
    Add one more,

    Doris Tan - Many Many Eggs

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamerz
    haha...this is funny...LOLX...



    hope no one name in here...
    Dreamerz sounds in Hokkien like Dim Bei Zi "Drink Cannot Die"

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    My camp mate name:

    Choy Chee Whye, staff sergent always call him CCB, you know what lah.
    Tan Bak Choo = Hokkien (punch your eyes)
    Loo Hean Kong = polish container

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    My BMT buddy name - 文志雄 and he's a cantonese..
    so dialect name is Mun Chee Hong -> "quite horny"

    Sorry buddy!
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    This thread is really funny...

    I once came across a name called... Goh Fatt Yew (read that in english)

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    helen wang = 害人王

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    reminds me of an old joke.... be careful where u shop!

    mohan = cannot save $$$
    yaohan = can save $$$
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    If your surname is "Kok", never name your son "Harry"

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    Cantonese : chee jo yin soon or later be finished
    Last edited by erizai; 22nd June 2006 at 04:56 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by +evenstar
    what about Wendy Ch'ng? any funny hokkien translation?
    smell your back side?

    wendy = Wen ni =smell your
    Ch'ng = char cng = backside



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    For the Hookien speakers these don't need to be explained:

    Cheah Sai
    Phang Sai
    Last edited by Sion; 23rd June 2006 at 04:27 PM.

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    If you're intending to register your son's name in Cantonese.

    No matter what name, DO NOT choose Zhou Zhi Wei.

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