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My wife and me are 100% Vietnamese. We come across your site while browsing around reading about the Jewish culture.
I am especially interested in the Jewish culture, and have asked a local Rabbi to convert, but have been ignored.
We are expecting a son soon, and I would like to find a Judeo Chinese way for him.
Why Jewish: because I admire the Jewish culture
Why Chinese: because the big part of my Vietnamese cuture is Chinese.
Do you suggest a good Judeo Chinese name, that has the following criteria
- Easily pronounceable for Asian people, and Western people.
- Has the format of [Family Name] [Middle Name] [Given Name] (for example, a figurative name Nguyen Ben Kai has Nguyen as family name (also my family name), Ben is a Jewish name used as Middle Name, Kai is a Chinese name used as given name).
Are you going for old school Scripture names? I like Adam and Dan/Daniel. Jacob is okay if you intend to call the child Jake (I find Jacob old fashioned). David if your family is comfortable with the “v” (I’m Chinese (Canadian born, parents from Hong Kong) and have relatives who can’t pronounce the letter).
If you’re in the west (as in a western country), chances are, your child will be using the Given Name Family Name format for school. Personally, I’d go with a Judeo/western name Vietnamese/Chinese Middle Name format (the most common in my circles) – e.g. Daniel Kai Nguyen.
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