Friday 6 July 2012

1041 HKSAR Name of the Day

York Ip Yuk-wai, Ma Wan, Hong Kong (SCMP letters 6 July 2011)
see other Yorks (0504, 0505 and 0506 HKSAR Names of the Day)

About Novel HKSAR Names
Name Category: Geography-based; Rare; Somewhat common in Hong Kong


  1. aimlesswanderer13 July 2012 at 14:40

    Shouldn't this be in the "Geographic" category?

    And I am sure that there is a London or

  2. Yes, thank you AW; post amended. It fits in well with the infamous Paris and Chelsea.

  3. aimlesswanderer19 July 2012 at 16:51

    I wonder why Welsh names (especially place names) aren't popular? They would certainly be unpronounceable, and thus very unique!

  4. Not even the Welsh themselves like Welsh names! Haha. No doubt someone from Hong Kong will eventually choose Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, which happens to be the longest place name in Europe.

  5. If you want an unpronounceable name, get onto google maps and head over to Wales! You can always amend it a little so that you can at least vaguely pronounce it.

  6. Still waiting for someone from Hong Kong to choose a symbol as their moniker … just like that monkey formerly known as Prince. Now that would be unpronounceable and novel.