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Asian american's should change their names.
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22 / F / BK NY
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Posted 4/20/09
I disagree with "changing" their names. But I agree with having an English name. So Asian Americans keep their name from their parents and have an English name for friends, co-workers, ect.. The English name shouldn't be used in Identifications, Signatures, ect.. It's really an unofficial name because you would still use the name your parents have given you. That's like a sign of respect for your parents also. Even though, I hate my English name which is the only name I have even though I'm Asian American, I still use it. I just have a shorter version of it as a nickname for friends to call me. But I really respect my parents decision to name me that name so I wouldn't want to change it when I turn 18 or anything. I feel the name for Asian Americans who have complicated named according to Americans.
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Posted 4/21/09
asian names are hard to pronoun, and tht's just cos we are trying to avoid being called out in class by the teachers.

don't u get it??
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Posted 4/21/09
I have an English name, but a Chinese one as well, it was a given since I was born in Canada, but still, I don't believe changing your name is right at all just because people have a hard time pronouncing it, the Chinese had to learn English, at least learn how to say our names, jeez. If I were someone trying to pronounce a name of another language I can't say, I make up a nickname, it tends to work.
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Posted 4/21/09
BITCH!
Lol.
It's not our fault you can't deal with our names.
>:]
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27 / F / Blighty!
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Posted 4/22/09
I was born and bred in England but don't actually have an English name but it's not exactly hard to spell nor pronounce. (I'm chinese btw).

I find it a bit cheeky for people wanting Asians to change their names cos they can't pronounce it, because I know not's of other languages which have really hard names to pronounce but I don't want them to change it. I have a friend who has a Ukranian surname and I have learnt to pronounce it!!!
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Posted 4/23/09 , edited 4/23/09
A story that could relate to this topic:
In one of the SAT classes my teacher taught, there were a lot of Korean kids that had American names so it's easier to pronounce. Soooo.... the class ended up having like 3 David Kim s. The SAT Scantron machine got busted on the first day because it got confused.
Posted 4/23/09
How hard can you pronounce the name "Nareem" anyway? pffft.

Sure. They can pronounce a Canadian name "Benoit" to sound like Be-nu-a instead of Be-no-oyt... but "Nareem"? please. stop pulling my leg.


Sure, they can pronounce a name McMahon to Mick-man instead of Mc-MA-HON. pfft.



Try to ask the original person on how to pronounce his / her name properly. That won't hurt or kill you. sheesh.
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Posted 4/24/09
this is so retarded.... why the hell is she asking people to change their names for the sake making things easier easier for them?!?!!
yeah ive seen some comments the the website itself
so if she really wants that then...
its only fair if she change her name according to what country she visit right??
that way it wont inconvinience anyone
both party wins right?

zzz ive always wondered why our community have this kind of people leading us...
Yei
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Posted 4/24/09
My name's not that hard to pronounce. Even for Americans....
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Posted 4/28/09
My Korean students have the prerogative to choose an English name, however some of them are unfamiliar with conventional naming that they tend to utilize names such as "Robocop" and "Packingman." Normally, their names range from Jaehong, Gwangjin, Suji they're easy to pronounce for me since I'm also part Korean.

I don't think they should change their names however they should have an alternative English name (alias) for those who have difficulty pronouncing unfamiliar, foreign-sounding names.

Personally, my name is too Americanized. We used to have a Chinese last name "Tan" but changed it because of a lot factors regarding Chinese people in the Philippines.
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Posted 4/28/09
What? D: No.
If they do that, I can't mispronounce their names annoyingly. It's fun getting corrected by the same person like 700 times in one day. Idk it just makes me burst out into fits of laughter. 8D
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Posted 4/28/09
That is pretty stupid.
Most asians i know already have a simplified version of their name though don't they? (i'm asian but my names not exactly asian i don't think). At least thats what happens when teachers call out the roll - They try but can not pronounce it, usually the student uses an easier name that everyone uses to address her, or they correct the teacher and the teacher takes it upon themselves as a challenge to remember it =)
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Posted 4/29/09
I've never seen an Asian name or last name that was difficult to pronounce to the point where issues were raised. Worst case scenarios were simply people butchering the pronunciations of the names and even with the butchering, they were still recognizable. Not to mention, rarely anything is done phonetically these days and are mostly done through texts via internet and it's not like there's A HORDE OF ASIANS IN THE GOD DAMN GOVERNMENT. Asians have already technically changed their names to Roman alphabetic names so that communication can be possible... what more can you fucking ask for?

Dumb Texas Lawmaker is Dumb.
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Posted 5/21/09
i think is stupid
my name my deal not others
they haveto say it right
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27 / F / Canada
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Posted 5/21/09
Is it that hard to ask for the right pronunciation? Many people don't want to change their names just because others have a hard time "dealing" with it. Names aren't meant to be "dealt" with anyways. Suck it up and learn like everyone else.
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