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Taiwan official urges people to stop changing their name to 'salmon' | Taiwan | The Guardian

Taiwan official urges people to stop changing their name to 'salmon' | Taiwan | The Guardian | Name News | Scoop.it
Dozens of people have changed names to include ‘gui yu’ to take advantage of sushi promotion
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Pinterest Origin: Chinese Meaning: Tan is a Taiwanese surname, the Min dialect of Chinese surname Chen  meaning "exhibit, display
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Does My Child’s Name Erase My Identity? - The New York Times

Does My Child’s Name Erase My Identity? - The New York Times | Name News | Scoop.it
At first I thought her four names were a beautiful compromise. But at 18 months old, her eyes are bluish-gray, her hair is light brown. While I’ve tried to wrestle with what it means for her to appear so light in a society that hugely privileges whiteness, I’ve grown more uneasy about her name. Her first and last names, the most salient parts, look and sound as white as her features.
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Taiwanese Family with Unique Baby Name Tradition - Nancy's Baby Names

For at least 6 generations now, a Taiwanese family has been using a special poem to name all baby boys.
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Wow.  I'm intrigued by the idea of naming family members using the words of a poem.

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