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Chinese People Should Stop Adopting English Name
Nowadays it seems trendy for Chinese to adopt English name which I frown upon as people don't realise that's cultural imperalism and disowns our own culture, especial our own identity being Chinese. It is ridiculous that some Chinese people call each other, "Mary" and "Tom" something like that in public, our own country- Zhongguo.
Chinese names are very beatitful. Those can mean pheonix and dragon that are totems of Chinese nation, or flowers, trees, stone, etc.
Chinese names are that poetic. My name is derived from a Chinese poem. Whenever I tell people my name, educated people's lips would curve in smile and quote the relevant verse on the spot.
Chinese names are so melodic with conbination of different tones.
Chinese names are so philosophical, cultural, etc.
What's more, people' names always are pinned with the parents' hope on us. With names, people can easily trace back to their family tree.
Why do we want to disown our real names and adopt false English names for ourselves? IMO, it is due to individual disconfident and the Western cultural imperalism that makes us lost ourselves.
Confident people like Mao, Xi, Modi, Putin, Obama, etc. don't adopt any English/false name for themselves. Barack is not an English name at all. These people are not influenced by other people but affect people, because they know who they are, they know they are good, excellent, at least that is how they regard themselves.
Indian Premier Modi is a very confident person in my view. I am very impressed by his traditional Indian attire, which virtually is a buisness card of the image of his individual and India, which suggests who he is, how comfortable he is being an Indian leader. From my Internet search I hardly find any photo on which he wore Western suit in any occasions, especially during his formal state visits.
It is stupid and ugly that some Chinese people try to dye their hair blond, purple, etc. and falsify our own identity as well as to adopt a false English name.
Don't be assimilated. Don't try to cater for other people's tastes.
Be comfortable to your own self, accept and appreciate your own own self. This is the prerequisite to win respect from foes and friends and this is what I want to say in this post.