Who chose your birth name ?
Unlike my in laws, my parents aren't very traditional so when it came to picking names for my brother and I, they didn't consult some wise man like what my hubby and I had to do when we were choosing our baby's name. My parents never saw the need to give my brother or me an English name either.
Being a rather large baby, my mother had the false impression that I was going to be a boy. I guess she must have been really convinced because she was so unprepared to have a girl that she didn't have a name picked out for me. In the end, I got the discarded name that my aunt did not end up using for her own daughter - she had been debating between "Ju-Li" and "Shen-Li", eventualy choosing "Ju-Li" for her daughter.
I suppose I could have done a lot worse since my paternal grandmother had picked out a particularly dreadful sounding name which my mother decided not to use. It went something along the lines of "Ai Geok"...
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