In China, people think that a good name is a very important thing, so many parents spend a lot of time think about a good name for their children. My name is Ting Hu. In Chinese my name means beauty, elegance, and good things. In China, Ting is a common’s girl name. In fact, my name wasn’t my parent’s idea. My mother told me when I was born, my father worked in another city. My auntie and other elders of my family stayed in my home, and they wanted to give me a name. Finally, my auntie thought about a name with Ting. She thought it is a good girl’s name and very suitable for me . My parents also agreed with her idea, so my name came out of this.
I really didn’t like my name when I was a teenager. Teenagers always hope that they are special and unique. At that time, I also hoped that I would be different from other people including my name. I met a lot of girls who have the same name with me in China. I didn’t like this common name because I wanted to have special name. Therefore, when I was in middle school, I thought about many names for myself, but finally I rejected these names because they were not better. Now, I moved in Chicago. I changed my mind about my name. In English, Ting is easy to pronounce and remember, so I think this is a very greater thing. For me, a name is just a symbol and no other meaning.