What's in a name?
Why ICB students chose their English names...
Yiying Liu (Jasmine): “Tiying” means “completeness”. Because I was born in Mid-Autumn Festival, Yiying represents the special full moon on that day. Jasmine is a fresh and elegant flower. It represents a harmonious Chinese spirit.
High School Musical character, Ryan Evans. He is a really thoughtful guy, solving problems between him and his sister and helping his friends make their wishes come true. I want to learn from his personality and become a good communicator.
Haiyue Liu (Seamoon): My father gave me “Haiyue” as my given name because I was born near the sea on a moonlit night. My mother translated the meaning of my Chinese name and gave me “Seamoon” as my English name. It’s unique and beautiful. I love it very much.
Guanlong Qu (Tom): “Guan” in Chinese means “the best”; and “Long” means “dragon”. It is also the symbol of authority in ancient China. So, my parents want me to have a bright future.
Tom is a very simple name, and it’s easy to remember. But most of my professors like to call me with my family name, and their pronunciations are very interesting like Q or Cool. I like them to call me Cool best.
Siyu Cai (Jackie): “Si” means “thought”, and “Yu” means “the universe”. I’d like to become a person whose thinking can be as broad as the universe. Jackie Chen is a famous Chinese Kung Fu star. He has done lots of charity work all around the world. I admire him very much, so I use his English name.