大家好! Hi everybody!

My name is Layinka, it is a Yoruba name (from West Africa).  我叫  Layinka…

With that in mind I have been thinking about my Chinese name. What should I be called?

Should it reflect my personality? Should it take into account my year and date of birth? Or should it simply be as close as possible to my Western African name.

I have chosen to go with the latter. My name Layinka means something like surrounded by wealth and my surname means something like stay amongst us, apparently we were fond of dying too soon.

After shopping around, I have settled on  Surname: Ning,  Given Name: Lan Ying  宁藍瑛 .

 

Lan Ying is also the name of a 16th century painter.

Lan (blue) is my favourite colour. 

Ning means: tranquil. 

 

我叫宁蓝瑛。你呢?你叫什么名字?

 

Q.What do you think? Do you have a Chinese name? 

 

 

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