Chinese have long been giving themselves some rather unusual English names.
V. K. Wellington Koo (famous diplomat [1888-1985]), AKA Koo Vi Kyuin, Ku Wei-chün, Gu Weijun
Cream (female author in Hong Kong)
Aplomb (male currently in Buffalo, New York)
IcyFire (female in Taiwan)
Achilles Fang (a teacher of mine)
Apollo Wu (a language learning software developer)
Every year when I go through the hundred plus files of applicants for our graduate program from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore, I am tickled by the amazing names that Chinese choose for themselves.
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