Posted by Teh Tek (22.214.171.124) on August 23, 2003 at 11:20:14:
In Reply to: Re: Ing Lian The , means....?? posted by Al Chinn on October 01, 2002 at 13:23:25:
: I believe your second name Ing in Hokkien means "flower"; it is the same character for English. So your complete name may be "lotus flower".
: : Hey thanx alot :-) now i only have to search for the last part of my name :)
: : : In Mandarin, your surname is Zheng. For a female, Lian is normally "lotus" but I can't place Ing. Hope this helps.
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: : : : Hi i"m Gillian The,
: : : : I'm born in the Netherlands, my parents come from Indonesia, we are chinese/ indonesian
: : : : I was given the chinese name Ing Lian by my grandfather, but my family don't know the meaning of Ing Lian anymore, nor how to write it in characters. Can somebody help me?
: : : : my family's origin lies in the province of Fujian(xiamen) near guangdong that is. it might explain the way my name is written...
: : : : If you know something... please mail me? or reply me on this site?
: : : : thanx alot, a curious sagitarius / horse :-)
My family name is Zheng, although like you, from Fujian, it is pronounced as Teh. Uneless you can write your name in Chinese, it's pretty hard for any one to translate the meaning. The Chinese, from northern part of Malaysia, came mostly from Fujian like those from Medan in indonesia. Do you guys still speak Hokkien. Someone from the island of Penang in north Malaysia should be able to help you out. If you still speak Hokkien, contact my father, Teh Boon Huan at 604-6570563. He has been actively involved in raising fund for a Teh Association building in Penang. Someone there should be able to help.
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