Posted by Ja-NI Hirschmann on May 18, 1999 at 19:39:55:
In Reply to: My given name posted by Jenai on April 20, 1999 at 13:48:59:
Actually our name is from the movie Inn of the Sixth Happiness played by Ingrid Bergman in 1959. It's a true story. What I've been told is that it means the one who loves people. This is from an article my mother found in an Ann Landers column when I was young. I've encountered a few Ja-Ni's in my life - all of us spelling our names differently. In the Ann Landers article the name is spelled Gen ai. I've spoken to a few people who either speak Mandarin or Catonese, yet no one seems to recognize our name. I am trying to find my name in the Chinese characters, unsuccessfully. Please let me know if you find anything else out about our name.
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