September 15 2016
My Name Is Confusing
My full name is Lianghuan Tan. “Tan” is my family name. It means my grandfather and my father have it too. My first name has two Chinese characters: “Liang” and “Huan”. “Liang” means good and “Huan”means washing. However, it has no meaning when they are together, so I don’t understand my name and why my grandfather gave it to me. Maybe the only reason why my name has the character: “Liang” is my older brother has it. I have looked up the characters in a dictionary in order to figure it out. In addition, it is more like a woman’s name and its pronunciation is ugly. I don’t like it because it is confusing, feminine and ugly. I hope I can have a cool, new name that represents my real personality. Even if I don’t like it, it has followed me for many years like my shadow so that I should be face it bravely.