Saturday, 30 July 2016

1783 HKSAR Name of the Day

Treliza Li Yau-fung, ISN No 000761, winner of two tickets for "Sunny Side", EPS Lucky Draw (please visit rewardeps.com.hk/jan), Hong Kong

About Novel HKSAR Names
Name Category: Creation

Thursday, 28 July 2016

1782 HKSAR Name of the Day

Carmen Kwok Ka-man, ISN No 004698, winner of two tickets for "Sunny Side", EPS Lucky Draw (please visit rewardeps.com.hk/jan), Hong Kong

About Novel HKSAR Names
Name Category: Phonetic-based; somewhat common in Hong Kong

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

1781 HKSAR Name of the Day

Jessea Lu Wenjie, 31, freediver and researcher, China (May 2016)  

Jessea is one of a growing number of mainland Chinese individuals who are carefully choosing their English or Western names and trying to make them more outstanding and novel. Jessea has certainly succeeded (see feature article about her here).


Jessea Lu Wenjie


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Name Category: Creation; Occupation-based; Passion-based

Sunday, 24 July 2016

At Least We Know These Breasts Are Real

Seen at the Ralph Lauren store where they don't like (women) models to have breasts ...


In Zoolander 2, remember Penelope Cruz's character Valentina expresses regret that she could only be a top swimsuit model "because of these!"

 ... for buoyancy!


Benedict Cumberbatch's character All looks much more like the androgynous models that Ralph Lauren and their ilk have always preferred. It's just becoming so much more obvious now. Too bad!








1780 HKSAR Name of the Day

Alphaeus Yuen, author, Pearson English Test Papers, Pearson Education Asia Ltd, Hong Kong

Note: there is an Alpheus and Alphoeus but there is NO such name as Alphaeus (so being an educator of English, Alphaeus Yuen presumably understands the English landscape and therefore just wants to be different)

About Novel HKSAR Names
Name Category: Creation; Insertion; Substitution; Self-important

Friday, 22 July 2016

1779 HKSAR Name of the Day

Yupina Ng, reporter, The Standard, Hong Kong

About Novel HKSAR Names
Name Category: Creation

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

1778 HKSAR Name of the Day

Pigon HY Chan, researcher, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

see Horky Kwok, Porky Chan and Piggy Chu

Porcine Names

About Novel HKSAR Names
Name Category: Creation

Monday, 18 July 2016

1777 HKSAR Name of the Day

Zeno Chan, director, TVB news, Hong Kong

meaning is "gift of Zeus"

About Novel HKSAR Names
Name Category: Rare; Self-important

Saturday, 16 July 2016

1776 HKSAR Name of the Day

Yammie Lam, news editor, TVB Pearl, Hong Kong

see 0925 HKSAR Name of the Day

About Novel HKSAR Names
Name Category: Creation; Deletion; Insertion; Substitution

Thursday, 14 July 2016

1775 HKSAR Name of the Day

Trulya Y Choi, dental surgeon, Queens Road West, Hong Kong

About Novel HKSAR Names
Name Category: Creation

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

1774 HKSAR Name of the Day

Zela Chin, reporter, Money Magazine, TVB Pearl, HK

About Novel HKSAR Names
Name Category: Creation; Deletion; Substitution

Sunday, 10 July 2016

1773 HKSAR Name of the Day

Cannix Yau (Ms), reporter, SCMP, Hong Kong 

Cannix Yau

see 0175 and 1432 HKSAR Names of the Day 

About Novel HKSAR Names
Name Category: Creation

Friday, 8 July 2016

1772 HKSAR Name of the Day

Elgin Yap, co-founder and chief executive, Sofshell Pte Ltd, Singapore

The meaning of Elgin is "high-minded; little Ireland".

About Novel HKSAR Names
Name Category: Rare

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Mr Bean On Silly Names

Comedic giant Rowan Atkinson is puzzled by novel names. Like so many of us, he questions, examines, cajoles, prods and interrogates why people choose funny, outlandish and very silly names.

Rowan Atkinson Interviewing Elton John




RA: "Perhaps you wouldn't have had to wait so long … if it hadn't been for your stupid, pointless, bloody name!"

EJ: "Bang! What head dick!"

Hong Kong Loves Weird English Names


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1771 HKSAR Name of the Day

Pollyanna So Siu Mei (Ms), alumnus, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

About Novel HKSAR Names
Name Category: Rare

Monday, 4 July 2016

1770 HKSAR Name of the Day

Almond Lee (Mr), horse trainer, Jockey Club, Hong Kong

Note: Almond is a girl's name!

Almond Lee celebrates after Ocean Roar gave him his 15th winner for the season. It was the middle pin of a treble for the local trainer (see news article here)

Almond Lee with Ocean Roar. Pic: Kenneth Chan

About Novel HKSAR Names
Name Category: Creation for males; Rare for females

About Vanity Plate Names

Saturday, 2 July 2016

1769 HKSAR Name of the Day

Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong, Secretary for Security, Hong Kong

About Novel HKSAR Names
Name Category: Rare

About Vanity Plate Names