I am told by a Chinese friend that Chiang Kai-shek had a name which his parents used when he was very little. It was Rei Yuan. I believe the tones are Rei4 Yuan2.
I am not sure of the characters, but I am told the Rei is “as in Switzerland” and the Yuan “as in money.”
I am also told that there is an American who regularly posts on these Forums who has the same name!!!
Can anyone confirm and/or explain any of this?