Thursday, 28 July 2016

1782 HKSAR Name of the Day

Carmen Kwok Ka-man, ISN No 004698, winner of two tickets for "Sunny Side", EPS Lucky Draw (please visit rewardeps.com.hk/jan), Hong Kong

About Novel HKSAR Names
Name Category: Phonetic-based; somewhat common in Hong Kong

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

1781 HKSAR Name of the Day

Jessea Lu Wenjie, 31, freediver and researcher, China (May 2016)  

Jessea is one of a growing number of mainland Chinese individuals who are carefully choosing their English or Western names and trying to make them more outstanding and novel. Jessea has certainly succeeded (see feature article about her here).


Jessea Lu Wenjie


About Novel HKSAR Names
Name Category: Creation; Occupation-based; Passion-based

Sunday, 24 July 2016

At Least We Know These Breasts Are Real

Seen at the Ralph Lauren store where they don't like (women) models to have breasts ...


In Zoolander 2, remember Penelope Cruz's character Valentina expresses regret that she could only be a top swimsuit model "because of these!"

 ... for buoyancy!


Benedict Cumberbatch's character All looks much more like the androgynous models that Ralph Lauren and their ilk have always preferred. It's just becoming so much more obvious now. Too bad!








1780 HKSAR Name of the Day

Alphaeus Yuen, author, Pearson English Test Papers, Pearson Education Asia Ltd, Hong Kong

Note: there is an Alpheus and Alphoeus but there is NO such name as Alphaeus (so being an educator of English, Alphaeus Yuen presumably understands the English landscape and therefore just wants to be different)

About Novel HKSAR Names
Name Category: Creation; Insertion; Substitution; Self-important

Friday, 22 July 2016

1779 HKSAR Name of the Day

Yupina Ng, reporter, The Standard, Hong Kong

About Novel HKSAR Names
Name Category: Creation

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

1778 HKSAR Name of the Day

Pigon HY Chan, researcher, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

see Horky Kwok, Porky Chan and Piggy Chu

Porcine Names

About Novel HKSAR Names
Name Category: Creation

Monday, 18 July 2016

1777 HKSAR Name of the Day

Zeno Chan, director, TVB news, Hong Kong

meaning is "gift of Zeus"

About Novel HKSAR Names
Name Category: Rare; Self-important