After racking your brains deciding the Chinese name for your baby, picking the English name is another challenging yet, fun task for parents. Chinese generally have a few ways picking an English name. Below are two of them:
One way is matching the English name to similar pronunciation of the Chinese word or words. For example, Hong Kong top singer and actor, Eason Chan Yick-shun (Chinese: 陳奕迅), has matching pronunciation of Eason to “奕迅” (Yick-shun). Other examples are Jay Chou（Chinese: 周杰倫), where Jay complementing the Mandarin pronunciation of "杰" (jie) and Jackson Yee (Chinese: 易烊千璽), Jackson to “千璽” (qianxi), but in a reverse way.
Another way is to select the name based on the meaning, and has nothing to do with the Chinese name. For example, the name Ethan is a male given name meaning firm and strong, Abigail is a female given name meaning joy and Ashley, a unisex names that means ash tree can be representing reliable. If you would like to try this method, click here.