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Hi there!

I plan to study Chinese in Shanghai this autumn, and I've started to think about a Chinese name for myself. I have a friend who's father is Chinese, and he suggested the name 柯进. What do you think about it, and do yourselves have any suggestions? My western name is Jimmy Kallin (pronounced kaleen).

Many thanks! :)

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I would recommend sticking with 柯进 as your given name, but pick a more normal "family" name. I would recommend heading over to a list of common Chinese family names and picking one that sounds most like your family name.

柯 is a good surname.



If the op is a boy,i recommand the name 柯进 or 柯凌。

If a girl,柯瑾 or 柯玲、柯灵

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I think both 柯進 and 柯禮仁 are very good. They both sound very Chinese and are meaningful. I myself prefer 柯禮仁, probably because I value propriety and kindness more than progress.

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