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Meaning of my name

March 11th, 2012 4 comments

While writing this topic to Facebook, I do want to keep the long version in my blog.

My name is 鄭永賢 in Chinese characters.

鄭 (Chung) is the 5th most used family name after Kim, Lee, Park, and Choi in Korea. Although it really does mean nothing in these days, ? was a country’s name in the ancient China around BC 806~375. The left side of it “ancestral rites” and the right “village” make the meaning of a village that is good at ancestral rites. 永賢 (Young Hyun – written in English alphabet that sounds like Korean pronunciation of the Chinese characters) is my given name and each means forever and wise. I didn’t discuss the meaning of my name with my parents, but in my own interpretation, someone who wants to be a wise person should keep putting an effort by learning new things and communicating with new generations. There is no perfect sagacity in our changing world. I am learning things and communicating with others like my name.

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