Wednesday, April 01, 2009

无喱头洋名

最近买了一本香港出版的摄影杂志。杂志社请了一名年轻女孩当模特儿。我看了模特儿的名字,忍不住笑出来。模特儿叫Puppy

不清楚为何模特儿给自己取了这么一个古怪的名字。或许她想:既然有人的名字是Cat,那Puppy应该没什么不妥。但Cat其实是Catherineshort form

华人爱洋名。从喜欢夸耀『五千年优秀文化』,并且念念不忘『百年屈辱』的大陆人,到高度热爱母语,并且视英文为洪水猛兽的大马华人,取洋名都已成为一种潮流。但是,华人取洋名标新立异,洋人听了都会啼笑皆非。

香港艺人郑裕玲的洋名是Do Do,不知是否取自已绝种的dodo鸟?另一名艺人李赛凤的洋名是Moon,我倒是知道其典故。李赛凤十多岁时主演电视剧《大地恩情》,剧中角色的名字是阿满,过后她就索性把『满』直译为Moon

女歌手梁静茹也有一个无喱头洋名,叫Fish。这里不知有没有男生也想取洋名?我建议叫Shark

18 comments:

  1. I am just wonder,do you have nickname? :p

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  2. hahahahaha eh i think they named themselves funnily to make an impression. i have been to new events and some taiwanese got seriously funny name. there is one fella named himself WEATHER. all of us were like.....wtf? impressive indeed.

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  3. kikey
    When I was in the U.S., a co-worker of mine called me Chewie, as in Chewbacca. However, I am skinny.

    Nobody gives me any nickname in Malaysia.

    prettybeautiful
    Weather??? That's funny, haha...

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  4. Are you considering "Shark" as your name? :P

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  5. 花木兰, are u serious? :S

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  6. day-dreamer
    No. I recommend Shark for other people.

    花木兰
    I know you are Mulan :)

    annant
    Nuh, she was just joking...

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  7. My nickname is boss, no? :)

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  8. neo
    In Malaysia, everyone is boss la... And among Chinese Malaysians, everyone is lengchai or lenglui :D

    魔女
    华人还是洋人?

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  9. U mean like Shark boy and Lava Girl? :P

    Sometimes these names just make me pukeeee, considering the amount of ppl who love giving themselves an English name. They think it'll elevate their status, but in fact, I think it's so cheap.

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  10. Haha...However, special name did make people remember them easily... in terms of strategy, they did it!

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  11. kyh
    Don't say that. Fish Leong is famous.

    kai
    Famous for the wrong reason?

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  12. Cute names... haha. Easy to remember too I guess.

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  13. "Hi, I'm Raymond."

    "Oh, I'm Evelyn!"

    "I'm Paul!"

    *bleuuukkkk*

    (yet, I am not against those whose names are given by their parents)

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  14. Irenelim
    Yeah, easy to remember... as a laughing stock :P

    kyh
    I used to against Western names when I was a secondary student. However, I changed my mind after spending a year in the US.

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  15. hahahaaaaa.... guys can call themselves "oh-gui" too :p

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  16. i quite agree with Kai, just convinience other people. Easy to remember, and never forget.

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