1. Who gave you your name?
2. Does your name have any particular (or, special) meaning?
3. Do you like your name?
4. In your country, do people feel that their name is very important?
5. Would you like to change you name?
6. Is it easy to change your name in your country?
7. Who usually names babies in your country?
8. Do you have any special traditions about naming children?
9. What names are most common in your hometown?
10.Is your name common or unusual in your country?
11 And what would you like me to call you?
1 How did your parents choose your name?
To be truthful, I’m not sure how they chose it; I’ve never asked them. I suppose it was just a name that they both liked, and maybe they thought it suited me.
2 Does your name have any special meaning?
版本1：I think it might do, but I don’t know what that meaning is; I’ve never looked it up. Maybe I’ll google it later today; you’ve made me curious to find out!
版本2：My name is definitely very special to me! Well, the name Peter itself has a special meaning and historical significance. The word 'Peter' was derived from a Greek word 'petros' which means 'stone' or 'rock'. Based on the New Testament, Jesus Christ gave the name Saint Peter to Simon and he later became the Saint Peter. Saint Peter, according to ancient tradition, became the first bishop of Rome. So religiously and historically this name bears a great significance, I presume.
3 Is your name common or unusual in your country?
Yes, it’s quite a common name. I remember that there were two other people with the same name as me in my class at school.
4 If you could change your name, would you?
Not at all, I definitely wouldn’t. My name is part of my identity now, and it would feel strange to suddenly change it. I don’t think my friends and family would like that either.
5 What is your (full) name? Does your name have any special meaning?
My full name is Nguyen Thi Hong. My parents gave me that name.In English, Hong means “Pink” which is a very bright color. So I guess my parents wanted to have a cheerful and successful life.
6 And what would you like me to call you?
A. Oh, you can call me by my first name which is Jincy.
7 What is the meaning of your given name?
A. I am not quite 100% sure but I heard from my mother that the meaning of my name is Cute. So I would infer that the word “Jincy” means something beautiful!
8 Does your name affect your personality?
A. I don’t believe that only a name can affect someone’s personality. My personality is quite a different arena and it has nothing to do with my name.
9 Why do so many people change their names?
版本1：I am not sure about other countries but in Vietnam, I think most people change their names because these names are not really appropriate nowadays.
版本2：Well, that's an interesting question and personally, I scarcely know my friends or relatives who have changed their names. But I am sure people mostly changes their names because they do not like their given name. Migration to other countries could be another prominent reason for people to change their names. For instance, I know a person who lives in London as Christopher whose original name was something like Lie Chim. Finally, changing someone's religion could be another reason for a name change. Personally, I would always like my given name and in no condition change it!!!
版本3：I am not sure about other countries but in Vietnam, I think most people change their names because these names are not really appropriate nowadays. In the past, most of Vietnamese parent wanted their children to have a short and funny name so that they could bring them up more easily. However, today it sounds quite odd and not appropriate and they believe that more suitable names will bring them good fortune. So I guess that is the most popular reason why people changed their names.
10 Is your name important to you?
A. Yes, definitely my name is truly important to me. This is the name that my parents gave to me and I would like to be 'Peter' for the rest of my life. I have known this name from the very first day I came to this world and the very sound Peter has quite a charming melody to my ears. I once heard that an average human hears his name the highest time in his lifetime. If this is true, I have heard the word 'Peter' more than any other word and I do not want to change my given name in any condition.