Wednesday 21 July 2010

0542 HKSAR Name of the Day

Kiril Ip Kun Wan, solicitor, Hong Kong

About Novel HKSAR Names
Name Category: Creation


  1. Kiril isn't a creation, but it isn't English. It is a Latin transliteration of the Cyrillic form of Cyril! :) Quite common in Slavic countries.

  2. Thanks Smog for your learned insight. However, given the low probability that local Hong Kong Chinese have an understanding of the Cyrillic alphabet, I have designated “Kiril” as a creation. Also, Cyril is an old-fashioned English name (not very popular these days) and I wonder if it is similarly old-fashioned in Slavic countries? Or, as you say, is it still quite common in those countries?