Thursday, April 07, 2011

“F” is for First Name – in Japanese

Huntington Library Japanese Bonsai Garden 0083Image by DominusVobiscum via Flickr

I felt like I should make some small attempt at helping to keep those Japanese citizens in mind as we go through our day. What could I do that has meaning to me, gives thought to those who are suffering, but still not make people feel guilty for not sending money to charity. I for one simply cannot afford to donate right now and I imagine there are a lot of you really can’t spare $10 at the moment.
Today I decided this would be fun, it’s a “What is your first name in Japanese?” site. I am going to be spending the whole week writing my name with the spelling (hopefully I can copy and paste the traditional *kanji characters. My name, Holly, is pronounced HORII, Hor-ee, extending the ee sound.
Follow along and add your Japanese name (and the link) to your blog or site. Give the name on a coffee mug or a mousepad as a gift to a friend.
*This dictionary does not contain Japanese names. Japanese names are normally written using kanji characters, not katakana.
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  1. Very interesting and very creative! I will post mine too, it is really fun :)

  2. I'm so glad I found your blog. I'm stopping by from the A to Z challenge and I look forward to reading more from you.

  3. Interesting and clever way to bring our thoughts back to those poor people.

    See you around!

  4. The tragedy in Japan is overwhelming, but Japan has rebuilt time and again. They usually turn out stronger after each challenge. I wish and pray nothing but the best for them.

    And greetings to you from the A-Z Challenge.

  5. great, creative way of remembering those in need. I don't think I have a Japanese name but I'll try it out anyway :)
    Great meeting you through the A-Z!


  6. Cool! I'll try this Japanese name thing. Thanks for sharing it and some background on the activity.

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