Posted by Ruitao (126.96.36.199) on February 06, 2004 at 23:35:26:
In Reply to: Can anyone help me? posted by Kristina on February 01, 2004 at 12:46:27:
The number of characters in ones given name varies by generation, historically -- you can choose either as the child is not "bound" to such ancestry regulations. As per your query, Mei Lin (Beatiful Forest) is not a common name as it implies a physical characteristic of the person; this is looked down upon by most Mainland Chinese as being bad luck.
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