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AstridB

Girl names - help needed

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AstridB

Hi!

 

I need to find myself a Chinese name for a scholarship application. 

I have tried to do my research, but not being Chinese or having any Chinese friends that could help, I am not sure if the names sound 'proper' or mean what I think they mean - and if they are even girl names, as I have a hard time distinguishing.

If anyone could help, I would be very grateful. 

 

I already have the surname, 安(ān). 

 

安思纯 (sīchún) - clear/pure thinking
安昱昕 (yùxīn) - bright dawn
安娟汐 (juānxī) - graceful night tide
安爽溪 (shuǎngxī) - lively river
安丽德 (lìdé) - beautiful, kind
安瑶琳 (yáolín) - beautiful jade
安純莉 (chúnlì) - pure jasmine
安德莲 (délián) - virtuous/kind lotus

 

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Myself -- and only speaking for myself -- I like the soft 安瑶琳, but 安丽德 is also nice and has the advantage of slightly echoing Astrid.

 

Both 瑶琳 and 丽德 are actually used as girls' names, but whether adding 安 at the start produces some unfortunate homophone, I don't know. So let's see what others say.

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Publius

安思纯 is good.

If you don't mind obscure literary reference, 思莼 is also a conceivable name.

 

But beware, 安 is a question word in Classical Chinese (=哪里、怎么、如何), e.g.:

子非魚,安知魚之樂

安得猛士兮守四方

燕雀安知鴻鵠之志

安能摧眉折腰事權貴

So it has the potential to turn the meaning of a name completely on its head.

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小马过河

This one is best. 安思纯 (sīchún)  This sounds great about the meaning and pronunciation. It is a real Chinese name,simple character and easy to remember.

 

安昱昕 (yùxīn)  is also great.

 

 

 

 

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AstridB
21 hours ago, 889 said:

Myself -- and only speaking for myself -- I like the soft 安瑶琳, but 安丽德 is also nice and has the advantage of slightly echoing Astrid.

 

Both 瑶琳 and 丽德 are actually used as girls' names, but whether adding 安 at the start produces some unfortunate homophone, I don't know. So let's see what others say.

Thank you for your reply! Yeah, that is definitely one of the perks with the latter one. 

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20 hours ago, Publius said:

安思纯 is good.

If you don't mind obscure literary reference, 思莼 is also a conceivable name.

 

But beware, 安 is a question word in Classical Chinese (=哪里、怎么、如何), e.g.:

子非魚,安知魚之樂

安得猛士兮守四方

燕雀安知鴻鵠之志

安能摧眉折腰事權貴

So it has the potential to turn the meaning of a name completely on its head.

Obscure literary references are always good.

 

Oh, I had no idea! Could I get you to elaborate a bit more?

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