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Japanese Names.

Postby chezTBH » Fri 01.11.2008 9:01 pm

http://www.takase.com/Names/NameInJapanese.htm


Is It Useful? And Correct.


[Btw if this is on wrong part of disuccion forum sorry.Wasnt sure where to put]
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RE: Japanese Names.

Postby ColinDC » Mon 01.14.2008 3:23 pm

I'm just a beginner, so I could be wrong but:
The katakana names look good from first glance, however,
the kanji names seem really weird.
For example Colene -> 少女.
Who the heck would name their kid that!?
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RE: Japanese Names.

Postby two_heads_talking » Mon 01.14.2008 3:41 pm

Is it useful? That's something only the individual can answer. If you think it helps you somehow, then it is useful. If you find it does not help you any, then it's unuseful. (there's really no way we can answer that except with our opinions) my opinion is that I will never have a need for a kanji name, so for me, it's of no use

Is it correct? That's a bit harder to answer. I found a few mistakes, but honestly, if you are using it for Tattoo's which it seems like a lot of people are doing.. I would stay as far away from that sight or any other "kanji for tattoo" sites as I could. If you are doing it for fun, then have a blast..

Hope that helps.
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RE: Japanese Names.

Postby Nibble » Mon 01.14.2008 6:04 pm

The katakana transliterations are fine. I wouldn't use the kanji "translations" for anything serious, though.
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RE: Japanese Names.

Postby chikara » Mon 01.14.2008 6:53 pm

chezTBH wrote:
http://www.takase.com/Names/NameInJapanese.htm
Is It Useful? And Correct.

Nibble wrote:
The katakana transliterations are fine. I wouldn't use the kanji "translations" for anything serious, though.

As Nibble has said the katakana transliterations are fine.

I also agree that the kanji "translations" should not be taken seriously. I have a business associate who paid to have "Japanese" business cards made with his name written in kanji using ateji. At meetings when we did the exchange of cards some of the Japanese were quite bemused by his cards. (I have my name in katakana on mine).

Apparently this is how his given name is written in kanji 阿蘭

This is another site you may find useful, Japanese Translator .co .uk for the transliteration of non-Japanese names.
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RE: Japanese Names.

Postby Oracle » Tue 01.15.2008 3:22 am

chikara wrote:
Apparently this is how his given name is written in kanji 阿蘭


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RE: Japanese Names.

Postby chikara » Mon 02.04.2008 10:37 pm

Yes.
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RE: Japanese Names.

Postby two_heads_talking » Tue 02.05.2008 11:40 am

SO, he's a flower, no wonder the Japanese were bemused, that would be something a girl might be able to get away with, but a guy named "Orchid" ? lol..
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Re: Japanese Names.

Postby Krysta » Tue 03.11.2008 2:59 pm

The katakana seems correct like said by others before me.
But the kanji used for my name isnt the kanji I use for my name.
The reading of the kanji they use is kirisuto ( 基督 ). While the reading of the kanji I use is Kurisuta ( 九栗鼠田 )wich is the katakana way of writing my name.
I like my way better anyway, because the meaning is cute (nine chipmunk ricefield).
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