When I first came here I signed a document that empowered my agent to handle all my visa/ARC stuff for me. When it eventually came through I suddenly realised that I now had a chinese name.
Yikes! It’s basically my initials, sounds awful, and doesn’t really mean anything - as far as I know. I’ve been carrying it around for a couple of years now, and really need to do something about it. If nothing else I might get more motivated to speak Chinese if I felt comfortable introducing myself.
Assuming I can get the authorities to let me change it, how the hell would I go about picking a name? Ask my students? Consult an image consultancy? Copy something from an advert? How did you guys aquire your labels?
NB My computer doesn’t read chinese, and neither do I. Pinyin does just fine, thanks.