Posted by Mei Yu Delfs on January 06, 2003 at 13:34:06:
In Reply to: Re: Toi Lin Soo Hoo posted by kenny soo hoo on May 22, 2001 at 04:22:11:
: hi ther. the meaning of ur name toi lin would depend on how it is written so i cannot help u there. however, soo hoo is an uncommon chinese surname. the meaning or history behind the name i m toldtraces its roots to way back in history, somewhere a round 500 BC thats real long ago. apperently, it was the title of a post likened to a cultural minister of sorts, something akin to a prime minister back then. it is said that all who took the post changed their family name to the official title. thus sze too or soo hoo was founded. it goes on to say that i of the minister succeeded his emperor n later started the tradition of a father passing on his position to his son.
: : : Does anyone know what Toi Lin means in Cantonese? I have been told two different things and both weren't real sure. Also, grandfather was from Canton, China and his name on passport is Soo Hoo Fat, anyone know anything about his name?
: : : Thank you.
: : My middle name is Toi Lin and my sisters name is Toi Mei. My father speaks Cantonese but we are unsure what our names mean. I am wondering what the 2 different meanings you have been given are. My mother thinks Toi Lin may mean something like "small and petite".
Hi. I'm not sure what the differences are between chinese and cantonese, nor am I sure that what I've been told is correct. I have been told the "Mei" in my name is "beautiful". My sister, "Mei Lin" was told her name meant "eternal beauty"...we're both small and petite, though! Hahaha!! Incidentally, my chinese family name is "Lin" and I don't have a clue how to find anything about my grandfather or his family. Could someone tell me where to begin? I found this by accident!
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