Thursday, 16 August 2018

New Notable Name at your service!

Keen readers of this site will have noticed the name change to ... Notable Names.

This site is always committed to collecting, communicating and commenting on people's names that stand out from the crowd. Hong Kong is such a rich resource for this and reflects favourably about the mindset of people here. Notable names are also present in other countries and cultures, which will be mentioned in future posts.

Thank you to everyone for visiting, contributing and commenting on this site over the years.

About Notable Names

2107 Notable Name of the Day

Wings Jean Kung Yuen-bik, G669xxx, notice of bankruptcy in the High Court of the HKSAR Court of First Instance, Hong Kong (2 March 2018)
 
About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

2106 Notable Name of the Day

Icy Po, Tsui Lam, letters page, SCMP, HK (21 March 2018) 

About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation

Sunday, 12 August 2018

2105 Notable Name of the Day

Yanice Leung, Kwai Chung, letters page, SCMP, HK (1 March 2018)

About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation; Substitution

Friday, 10 August 2018

2104 Notable Name of the Day

Lauranda Wong, Ma On Shan, letters, SCMP (“Try harder to help visually impaired”, February 24, 2018)

About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

2103 Novel Name of the Day

Elbert Lee, letters, SCMP (“To protect Hong Kong’s identity, safeguard English”, February 2, 2018)
 
Of Old English origin, and the meaning of Elbert is "noble, bright". Variant of Albert.

About Notable Names
Name Category: Rare; Substitution

Monday, 6 August 2018

2102 Novel Name of the Day


Yoyo Wong, Kwai Chung, letters page, SCMP, HK (2 March 2018)

see many other Yoyo's

About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation; somewhat common in Hong Kong

Saturday, 4 August 2018

2101 Novel Name of the Day


Anfield Tam, Quarry Bay, letters page, SCMP, Hong Kong (2 March 2018)

see 1621 Novel Name of the Day, which is Manchester United influenced.


About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation; Geography based

Thursday, 2 August 2018

2100 Novel Name of the Day


Adora Cheung, US-based entrepreneur, cofounder of Homejoy (now defunct) and featured in How to Start a Startup

Adora is of Greek, Old German and Latin origin, and the meaning of Adora is "a gift; beloved; adored"

Also see Eudora names

About Novel Names
Name Category: Rare

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

2099 Novel Name of the Day


Langston Suen, founder and CEO of Opharmic Technology, a Hong Kong-based medical technology start-up (see news story).

The name Langston is of Old English origin, and its meaning is "long stone". Also possibly "long town" or "tall man's town".

About Novel Names
Name Category: Rare

Sunday, 29 July 2018

The Eyes Have it Mesut Ozil

Lenford "Lenny" Leonard has a real life doppelganger in footballer Mesut Ozil.

Lenny Leonard

Mesut Ozil


See other Lookalikes here

2098 Novel Name of the Day


Rayson CK Tse, dental surgeon, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong

About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation; Deletion; son-suffix

Friday, 27 July 2018

2097 Novel Name of the Day


Surdham Lam, bookseller, FlowBooks, Hong Kong

see news story featuring Surdham Lam


About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

2096 Novel Name of the Day

Silver Fok, system consultant, Softmedia Technology Co Ltd, Hong Kong

see 1249 Novel Name of the Day 

About Novel Names
Name Category: Rare for Males; Rare for Females

Monday, 23 July 2018

2095 Novel Name of the Day


Ansidy Li (Mr), restaurant assistant manager, The Excelsior Hotel, Hong Kong

About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation

Saturday, 21 July 2018

2094 Novel Name of the Day


Freeyon Chung (Mr), presenter, Dolce Vita (lifestyle programme), TVB, HK (March 2018)

About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation

Thursday, 19 July 2018

2093 Novel Name of the Day

Pinki Wong (Ms), reporter, TVB News, Hong Kong

see Pinky at 1061 Novel Name of the Day and this real doll for HK girls.

About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

2092 Novel Name of the Day

Xania Wong, founder of JobDOH (a social enterprise offering a smart hiring booking platform to help temporary workers connect with and find the right jobs), Hong Kong


About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation

Sunday, 15 July 2018

2091 Novel Name of the Day


Anaka Ma Lai-wah, general secretary of the Free Methodist Church of Hong Kong Social Service Division and operator of the Fantastic Ladies Café (now closed) 

Hausa origin, and Anaka means "sweet-faced"
About Novel Names
Name Category: Rare

Friday, 13 July 2018

2090 Novel Name of the Day


Fina Cheung (Ms), bank teller, HSBC (Causeway Bay), Hong Kong

Spanish origin and is short form of Josefina (Hebrew) "Jehovah increases".

About Novel Names
Name Category: Rare

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

2089 Novel Name of the Day


Dawn Chan (Mr), coffee shop owner (obtained 4th place, barista championships, Seattle 2014), Central, Hong Kong

Featured on Money Magazine (2 March 2018) 

see also Mr Vicky Cheng 1082 Novel Name of the Day

About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation for male

Monday, 9 July 2018

2088 Novel Name of the Day


Racky Lam (Mr), sales director, Golden Keys (China) Property HK Ltd, Hong Kong

About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation; Substitution

Saturday, 7 July 2018

2087 Novel Name of the Day


Jeffie Lam (Ms), reporter, SCMP, Hong Kong

A girls' name (also used as boys' name Jeffie) has its root in Welsh, and the name Jeffie means "fair and smooth"

About Novel Names
Name Category: Rare

Thursday, 5 July 2018

2086 Novel Name of the Day


Arabella Ng, 16, Hong Kong representative at the Winter Olympics 2018 (lives in Vermont, US)

Latin origin, and the meaning of Arabella is "prayerful". 


About Novel Names
Name Category: Rare

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

2085 Novel Name of the Day


Jackson Wong, analyst, Huarong International Securities, Hong Kong

About Novel Names
Name Category: Rare; Son-suffix

Sunday, 1 July 2018

2084 Novel Name of the Day


Gino Yu, associate professor, School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong (and husband to Lily Chiang Lai-lei, who has a phonetic-based Western first name) 


About Novel Names
Name Category: Rare

Friday, 29 June 2018

2083 Novel Name of the Day

Wiseman Li, Kowloon, Hong Kong (SCMP letters 26 June 2011) 

About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation; Self-important

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

2082 Novel Name of the Day


Wayan Chan, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong (SCMP letters 23 June 2011)

About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation; Phonetic-based?

Monday, 25 June 2018

2081 Novel Name of the Day

Sani Chan Sam-man, Notice of Hearing of Application for Annulment of Bankruptcy Order and Dismissal of Bankruptcy Petition, In the High Court of the HKSAR Court of First Instance Bankruptcy Proceedings No. 9306/2005 (16th June 2017)

About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation

Saturday, 23 June 2018

2080 Novel Name of the Day


Carmen Wong Wai-chu, No. 3543 of 2003, In Bankruptcy Proceedings, Notice of Intended Dividend in the High Court of the HKSAR Court of First Instance (16th June 2017)

About Novel Names
Name Category: Not-phonetic-based; somewhat common in Hong Kong

Thursday, 21 June 2018

2079 Novel Name of the Day

Kaman Man Chiu-fun, C444xxx, Notice of Bankruptcy Order in the High Court of the HKSAR Court of First Instance, Hong Kong (16 June 2017) 

About Novel Names
Name Category: Not phonetic-based; somewhat common in Hong Kong

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

2078 Novel Name of the Day

Henny Yau Pik-heung, E544xxx, Notice of Bankruptcy Order in the High Court of the HKSAR Court of First Instance, Hong Kong (16 June 2017)

About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation

Sunday, 17 June 2018

2077 Novel Name of the Day


Rimi Chiu Shuk-yin, K019xxx, Notice of Bankruptcy Order in the High Court of the HKSAR Court of First Instance, Hong Kong (16 June 2017)

About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation; Substitution

Friday, 15 June 2018

2076 Novel Name of the Day


Zerubbabel Joshua Yu, D624xxx, Notice of Bankruptcy Order in the High Court of the HKSAR Court of First Instance, Hong Kong (16 June 2017)

About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

2075 Novel Name of the Day

Jet Fung Kwok-ming, G473xxx, Notice of Bankruptcy Order in the High Court of the HKSAR Court of First Instance, Hong Kong (16 June 2017)

About Novel Names
Name Category: Rare

Monday, 11 June 2018

2074 Novel Name of the Day

Chufen Law Cheuk-fun, K300xxx, Notice of Bankruptcy Order in the High Court of the HKSAR Court of First Instance, Hong Kong (16 June 2017) 

About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation; Phonetic-based

Saturday, 9 June 2018

2073 Novel Name of the Day


Andric Ngan Ting-on trading as Concept Service Company, K921xxx, No. 62 of 2017, Notice of Bankruptcy Order in the High Court of the HKSAR Court of First Instance (9 June 2017)

Andric means "man, warrior".

About Novel Names
Name Category: Rare

Thursday, 7 June 2018

2072 Novel Name of the Day


Georgiana Chan Mui-chun, E266xxx), No. 2080 of 2017, Notice of Bankruptcy Order in the High Court of the HKSAR Court of First Instance (9 June 2017)

Georgiana means "farmer".

About Novel Names
Name Category: Rare

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

2071 Novel Name of the Day

Alpha Keung, Sai Wan Ho, Hong Kong (SCMP letters 12 June 2011) 

meaning is Greek for firstborn daughter due to the -a ending; even rarer for boy's name 
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About Novel Names
Name Category: Rare; Self-important

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Sunday, 3 June 2018

2070 Novel Name of the Day


Heilyan Lam, Ngau Tau Kok, Hong Kong (SCMP letters 11 June 2011

About Novel Names
Name Category: Creation; Phonetic-based?

Friday, 1 June 2018

2069 Novel Name of the Day


Octavia Hung, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong (SCMP letters 9 June 2011)

Is she the eighth child or does she just feel "lucky"?

About Novel Names
Name Category: Rare

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Philippines Apologises to Hong Kong After 8 Years

Finally, the government of the Philippines officially apologised for what happened on 23 August 2010, when its Filipino SWAT team botched their storming of a hostage bus filled with Hong Kong tourists.

Naturally, there are mixed responses to the apology depending on one's standpoint. Survivors and the families of the victims are obviously not satisfied, whereas politicians and government officials say they are pleased that there is a late apology, and others who push for more concessions.

It is impossible to please everyone, no matter what. This is the nature of being human.


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27 comments from SCMP readers to Duterte's apology to Hong Kong


Reference (SCMP)
Philippine president takes city by complete surprise, offering apology and upending his predecessor’s refusal to accept blame for botched rescue
PUBLISHED : Thursday, 12 April, 2018, 10:33pm
UPDATED : Friday, 13 April, 2018, 1:16pm
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte took Hong Kong by complete surprise on Thursday, making a full public apology for the Manila bus hostage crisis that left nine people dead nearly eight years ago.  
On his second visit to the city in 10 months, the outspoken leader upended his predecessor’s steadfast refusal to accept the blame for the botched rescue attempt that resulted in the deaths of eight Hongkongers and the rogue policeman who hijacked their tour bus.

“For the first time – the Chinese government and the people of China have already been waiting for this – there has been no official apology coming from the Filipinos regarding what happened in August 2010,” Duterte told a gathering of the city’s Filipino residents.

“May I address the Chinese people who are here. From the bottom of my heart, as president of the Republic of the Philippines, and on behalf of the people of the Philippines, may I apologise and say sorry that the incident happened and as humanly possible I would like to make this guarantee – it will never happen again.”

From the bottom of my heart ... may I apologise and say sorry that the incident happened 
Rodrigo Duterte
The apology drew wild applause from the 2,500-strong crowd at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal.

Former president Benigno Aquino had frequently refused to apologise for the handling of the crisis. 
An official statement of “most sorrowful regret and profound sympathy” was the best the victims’ families could get during his presidency.

Duterte, on a three-day visit to Hong Kong, said he hoped his apology would “go a long way to really assuage the feelings of the Chinese government and people”. He said it was “only right” to apologise. “What is really needed is just to say we are very sorry, we apologise.”

The disastrous rescue attempt also left 13 Hong Kong tourists injured in Manila’s Rizal Park, and the subsequent fallout prompted the city to issue a black travel alert against the Philippines


However, the two governments and victims’ families reached an agreement in 2014 under which an undisclosed amount of compensation was paid by Manila.

Duterte’s apology was met with mixed feelings by family members of the victims and survivors on Thursday. 

“The Philippine government has been evading its responsibility over the tragedy for the past eight years until now, when eventually a representative from the government has offered an apology. It is a form of respect to the victims’ families,” said Tse Chi-kin, elder brother of tour guide Masa Tse Ting-chunn, who was killed in the incident.

He hoped the government would seriously review the incident to avoid future tragedies. 


Survivor Yik Siu-ling said: “I think that the apology was not sincere enough. He [Duterte] should instead offer it in written form … He should at least write us a letter or meet us formally.” 
Yik, whose lower jaw was shattered by a bullet, had to undergo reconstruction surgery 50 times and is still receiving treatment.

She added that the apology would not mean much to the victims’ families after so many years.


Democratic Party lawmaker James To Kun-sun, who helped the affected families, said the apology, although late, was a positive sign.

“Duterte is, after all, an elected president and he apologised on behalf of the Filipino people. I believe that it can help improve the relationship between Hong Kong and the Philippines.”

But To said the president should also examine the case of four Hong Kong fishermen who were being “unreasonably prosecuted” in the Philippines.

The jailed men, aged 30 to 51, were arrested in Subic Bay in July 2016 after a raid on a “floating crystal meth laboratory”. They have denied all charges and are being held in a prison in Olongapo for drug possession and manufacturing. 

Earlier on Thursday, dozens of migrant activists took to the streets near the hotel where the president was staying in Tsim Sha Tsui. Protesters criticised the fact that they were restricted to a small area far from Duterte’s sight. They also noted the disproportionate number of police officers.

The president was due to leave Hong Kong on Thursday night.

Additional reporting by Danny Mok






27 comments from SCMP readers to Duterte's apology to Hong Kong

Reference to

Philippines Apologises to Hong Kong After 8 Years


luckswell2000s
Probably most of the HK people have already forgotten about the tragedy!
chuchu59
Well done Duterte. This is how things should be done - for those thick-skulled unrepentant politicians and government officials.
ray1974
Thank you President Duterte
tradeart.dc@******
Apologiesmarathon? you apologized for the previous president so the next president will apologize for you?
leormac
so in essence either way there is a no win policy for you. pointless comment from a depressed mind
babyhenry
Showing the Japanese how its properly done. Thank You Mr. President.
carmeledwin
It is only the government who kept on going back on apologies.
rumpole2018@******
Article: “From the bottom of my heart, as president of the Republic of the Philippines, and on behalf of the people of the Philippines, may I apologise and say sorry that the incident happened and as humanly possible I would like to make this guarantee – it will never happen again.”
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Accept the apology - it is the civilised thing to do and there is no point crying over spilled milk. The “guarantee” - take it with a huge pinch of salt. How is that “guarantee” going to be implemented? Their police is so corrupted that they even tried to collect ransom from the family of a Korean businessman whom they had “accidentally” killed in one of their so-called drug “raids”. Empty promises are worthless!
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Carparklee
Okay, apology should be well received by those who were killed and relatives and friends of the victims, I think. What’s next? Perhaps, president Duterte might need to consider ordering investigation task force into how the ex mayor, Alfredo Siojo Lim handled the case in 2010. Apology means acknowledging wrongdoing and its logical to ask how wrong Alfredo Siojo Lim did at that time.
Changry
China could learn from Duterte's example by apologizing to the victims of the Tiananmen massacre, apologizing to the 10-20 million children who were victims of the one-child policy and weren't recognized as citizens being born as second/third children, and apologizing to Chinese citizens that were victims of Mao's policies.
ZerocooL
Duterte has done a great job in improving ties with China.
chucky0404

The apology was not meaningful. The Philipine government should do more solid actions to compensate the victim families that suffered for the past years. Spoke it
Langouste Impériale
A token of peace is always a right step forward. You would know the meaning of an apology if you see the battle led by the surviving victims of Nazi occupation, Japanese occupation, Tiananmen sq etc..., just to have their plight formerly recognized.
dihorse37@******
My respect to President Duterte.
DavidTNg
Much respect for him for doing this. What a great change it has been since Acquino.
ngsw
Aquino vs Duterte, very big contrast. One crawled out from beneath the skirt of his mother to won presidency vs one fought crimes heavily in his town and then won presidency. One said HK's CEO was not in the same level to talk to him during the tragedy vs one comes to HK to deliver apology.
falonte@******
Thank you for reporting this, SCMP...
Philippines voted Duterte for a very noble reason. He works hard for the good of his country and our entire region.
falonte@******
I wish SCMP would stop its demonization tactics...
Sailorsaki@******
You gotta give him this he has a backbone maybee our appointed leaders ( loosers?) can learn here something ?
sengchenteh@******
Duterte has a big heart......
kpachin@******
finally, somebody, has a big enough shadow, to say what's needed to be said years ago. thank you.
Scholarloan@******
Durterte >>>>> aquino
Hilariously serious
Whatever his detractors say about him being evil and heartless, it takes a lot of guts, humanity and humility for him to make that public apology. That makes him much more of a man and president than his predecessor Aquino could ever be.
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This is a big step towards putting the matter to rest between Hong Kong and Philippine. Hope the families of those HK victims find it in their hearts to forgive and look forward.
e53e54
good
donaldma@******
President Duterte has already taken initiative and a reached out to the victims. How about we try to be grateful? I thank you, President Duterte
Trumped
The sad incidence happened during Aquino's term. Aquino bears the full responsibility for it. But Duterte is big enough to bring a resolution by apologizing to HK. HK should return the grace, instead of sending SAFE to confront Duterte. The HK students are out of control. They must be told to behave!
matthew.j.green888@******
I'm sorry, you seem very mis-informed.
The SAFE students wanted to respectfully hand over a petition with over 1,000 signatures, collected primarily from the pinay community. This was not a "confrontation".
If standing up against unethical fees and black market employment agencies is "out of control" I am afraid you do not understand what actually occurred and you should do your research before spreading false information.