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別再用Apple、Kobe、Echo...當英文名了!4個老外告訴你,為什麼英文名別亂取
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別再用Apple、Kobe、Echo...當英文名了!4個老外告訴你,為什麼英文名別亂取

撰文者:不要鬧工作室 Stopkiddinstudio
老外眼中的台灣大小事 2015.06.25 81,222

1.

Hi, my name is Sam. Today I’m gonna share some interesting English names I’ve heard.
你好!我叫Sam,我今天要跟你們分享我聽過很有意思的英文名字

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I have heard some unusual English names. For example, Coffee, Ferrari, Circle, Boss, Ocean, Eating, Yellow, Diamond. For a boy.
我聽過很多奇怪的英文名字,比如說咖啡、法拉利、圓圈、老闆、海洋、正在吃、黃色、鑽石,是個男生的名字

2.

I’ve stayed in Taiwan for 8 years, I’ve heard many people use fruits to be their English names.
我來台灣8年,聽過很多人用水果取英文名字,

Cherry is probably the most popular one. Apple is another great one, Pear, Kiwi, Peach.
Cherry(櫻桃)也是最常聽到的,然後Apple(蘋果)也很常,還有梨子、奇異果、桃子

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I think it’s because they just translate their nicknames straight into English.
後來想起來,應該是他們用中文綽號來取這個英文名字

Well, Pear and Peach...it’s pretty interesting.
因為用Pear跟Peach這兩個,還蠻有趣的

3.

I think that having a name like Shakria or Oprah or Kobe.
我覺得取英文名字叫「夏奇拉」或「歐普拉」或「柯比」

Someone who’s very known in the United States, Taiwan or anywhere.
用這些全球都很知名的明星當自己的名字

It’s hard to have a name that people relate so strongly to a specific person.
人們通常只會直接聯想到那些明星,反倒不會記住你是誰

But for example, Alyssa from Frozen was a name before Frozen was a famous movie.
反之,像是Alyssa是在電影《冰雪奇緣》爆紅前就存在的真名字

So I think that that’s ok.
用已經存在的名字沒差

That said, I’d still avoid naming your child LeBron, maybe, because a little too specific.
所以我不會幫小孩取「雷霸龍」這種名字!因為太顯眼了

4.

Well, I did go to China for a little bit, I was in a high school and I heard people there who were named “Zero” and “Echo”.
我之前去中國某高中的時後,聽過有人英文名字叫「零」和「回音」

There was someone at the school who was also named Gandalf.
還有另外一個高中生英文叫「甘道夫」

I think that something to consider when you are picking a name is whether or not you really wanna go abroad.
我覺得在挑英文名字的時候也要考慮以後有沒有可能出國

Especially if you are going to go to an English speaking country. Having a name like Apple, or Candy or Abcde. a b c d e
加上如果你是要去英語語系國家,取「蘋果」或「糖果」或Abcde

Is going to affect how people will perceive you.
奇怪的名字會影響別人對你的認知

It can make things like getting a job or studying somewhere much more difficult, especially if English isn’t your first language, people will make assumptions about that.
當你去國外唸書或找工作,尤其英文又不是你的母語,外國人會容易用你選的名字來判斷你的人

And if you are going to go into high school and you have a really weird name and it’s possible that you could even be bullied for it.
如果你帶個奇怪的英文名字去美國高中上課,很有可能會被同學霸凌

And that doesn’t mean you have to have a boring name. There are lots of really interesting English names out there that don’t get used very often.
這也不代表你一定只能取很無聊的英文名字!有很多很酷的名字其實還沒被很多人用

Like Flannery or some of the older names that maybe have gone out of fashion that people are still familiar with.
比方說”Flannery”或是一些比較古老的名字,但大家都還是知道的

But I think that you should definitely consider picking something that people will recognize as a name.
我覺得要取最好選「真的是名字」的名字

Probably pick a name that isn’t a noun or an adjective, like sweet、candy、apple.
取名字不要挑「名詞」或「形容詞」,像sweet、candy、apple

*這支影片並沒有要傷害或嘲笑大家的意思,我們只是想分享一些過去聽過的有趣的英文名字!

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