Thursday 15 December 2011

0939 HKSAR Name of the Day

Elvin Chan (Mr), alumnus, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

About Novel HKSAR Names
Name Category: Rare


  1. I wonder he if he has pointy ears, speaks Elvish and reads the Lord of the Rings once a week?

    Or perhaps he like hanging around forests and is an excellent archer?

  2. There must be a Legolas Lee or an Elrond Wong darting around the woody hills of Hong Kong somewhere!

  3. No, no Legolas, but Legless - after all, must make a name 'special'.

  4. Legless would be a fantastic name! I see plenty of them on the streets of Lan Kwai Fong on Friday nights!

    I have also just found an Archer. He will be posted up on this site sometime later. No Gandalf's, Frodo's or Arwen's yet, but it is only a matter of time I guess!

  5. I expect that there will be more than a few people who are legless tomorrow. Just hope that we don't run into too many of them, as we are going to the harbor to see the fireworks, hopefully from the bridge.

    How wild does Hongkers get on NYE?

  6. Thanks AW. It can get pretty wild and it can also be impressive to some people. See this letter here published in the local paper on 4 Jan 2012 from a fan who can think of nowhere better to go on NYE, and apparently least of all not in India:

    Celebrations impressive in Hong Kong

    I had the good fortune of watching the new year celebrations in Hong Kong.

    It was a deliciously different experience to be in the city at this time.

    The whole city was in a vibrant mood.

    People in very large numbers were in the streets enjoying themselves to welcome the dawn of the new year.

    Wan Chai and Lan Kwai Fong, the hub of the festivities before and after midnight, were in high spirits.

    The people enjoying the atmosphere came from all sections of society and I noticed that women and children were in the majority.

    I was impressed by the behaviour of the crowds, who acted in a calm and dignified fashion throughout the celebrations.

    I hope I can be at the IFC mall in Central to welcome in new year in 2013.

    D. K. Kaimal, Kollam, Kerala, India