Sunday, 21 October 2018

Hectar Pun 2146 Notable Name of the Day

Hectar Pun, human rights lawyer who was barred from teaching a course by Peking University, Hong Kong 

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Name Category: Rare; Literature-based

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Linna Huynh 2145 Notable Name of the Day

Linna Huynh (Ms), presenter, Dolce Vita (lifestyle programme), Hong Kong
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The name Linna has its root in Scandinavian, and its meaning is "lime or linden tree".

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Friday, 19 October 2018

Anderson Chow 2144 Notable Name of the Day

Anderson Chow Ka-ming, JP, high court, HKSAR Government, Hong Kong (reference)

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Name Category: Rare; Son-suffix

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Macrina Wong 2143 Notable Name of the Day

Macrina Wong (Ms), associate director, Phase 1 Centre & Site Operations, Clinical Trials Centre, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 




see mugshot here 
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About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Creany Wong 2142 Notable Name of the Day

Creany Wong (Ms), associate director, Business & Project Intelligence, Clinical Trials Centre, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 


see Creamy Lam and Creamy Kong too!
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Name Category: Creation

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Timas Liu 2141 Notable Name of the Day

Timas Liu, overseas properties business development director, Jade Land Properties (HK) Limited, Hong Kong 
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About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation; Substitution

Monday, 15 October 2018

Dickson Yu 2140 Notable Name of the Day

Dickson Yu Tak-shing, 28, former Hong Kong swimmer and aspiring actor, Hong Kong (reference)

Dickson Yu and Siobhan Haughey, Hong Kong athletes

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About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation; Phonetic-based?; Son-suffix

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Sisley Choi 2139 Notable Name of the Day

Sisley Choi (Ms), local actress and 2013 Miss Hong Kong first runner-up, Hong Kong (reference)

The meaning of the name Sisley is "blind; sixth".
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Name Category: Rare

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Adolph Leung 2138 Notable Name of the Day

Adolph Leung, deputy government economist, Hong Kong (reference)

Adolph is of Old German origin, and its meaning is "noble, majestic wolf". The name became less common since the infamous Nazi Adolf Hitler and World War II.
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Name Category: Rare

Friday, 12 October 2018

Franco Cheung 2137 Notable Name of the Day

Franco Cheung, 31, a Shue Yan University graduate who became a taxi driver two years ago (in 2016), is among the minority of taxi licence holders aged below 50 in Hong Kong (reference)
Franco is of Latin and Old German origin, and its meaning is "frenchman".
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Name Category: Rare

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Philco Wong 2136 Notable Name of the Day

Philco Wong Nai-keung, 64, projects director in charge of scandal-hit Shatin to Central rail link, MTRC (resigned with immediate effect on 7 August 2018), Hong Kong (reference)

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Screwed! Philco Wong playing air guitar

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Name Category: Creation

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Fisher Yu 2135 Notable Name of the Day

Fisher Yu Jing-ping (Ms), cinematographer in Taiwan and wife (widow) of Ms Ellen Joyce Loo, cofounder of Hong Kong band at17, Hong Kong (reference)

Ellen Joyce Loo (R)

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About Notable Names
Name Category: Rare for males; Creation for females

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Eman Lam 2134 Notable Name of the Day

Eman Lam Yee-man (Ms), cofounder of Hong Kong band at17, Hong Kong (reference)

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Eman Lam (L) and Ellen Joyce Loo
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Eman is of Arabic origin, and the name means "belief, faith".
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About Notable Names
Name Category: Rare; Phonetic-based

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Weslie Siao 2133 Notable Name of the Day

Weslie Siao Chi-yung (Mr), 42, celebrity Chinese tutor, Modern Education, Hong Kong (reference).

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Sir, sir!! You have a girl's name!
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Weslie is a girl's name of Old English origin, and its meaning is "western meadow".

About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation for males; Rare for females

Friday, 5 October 2018

Seraph Wong 2132 Notable Name of the Day

Seraph Wong Tsz-hin (Mr), 19, formerly a marking assistant from the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (and former student of Kris Lau, celebrity English tutor, Modern Education found guilty of fraud), Hong Kong

-->Seraph is of Hebrew derivation, and its meaning is "burning ones"

About Notable Names
Name Category: Rare

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Ringo Leung 2131 Notable Name of the Day

Ringo Leung, sales director, Midland Realty, Hong Kong (reference here)

-->see other Ringo names in Hong Kong

About Notable Names
Name Category: Rare; somewhat common in Hong Kong

Monday, 1 October 2018

Hankie Cheung 2130 Notable Name of the Day

Hankie Cheung (Mr), sorting officer and senior manager, Central Mail Centre, Hongkong Post, Hong Kong (reference here)

-->About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation; Insertion

Saturday, 29 September 2018

Rocky Wong 2129 Notable Name of the Day

Rocky Wong, sales director, Centaline Property Agency, Hong Kong (reference here)

see other Rocky names at 2031 and 0503 Notable Name of the Day

Of English origin. Nickname for Rocco (Italian), the name of a 14th-century saint. Saint Roque (16th century) was a Spanish saint

Also familiar in modern times due to boxer Rocky Marciano and his fictional counterpart, Rocky Balboa, of the "Rocky" series of movies.

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Name Category: Rare

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Amen Ng 2128 Notable Name of the Day

Amen Ng Man-yee (Ms), spokeswoman, RTHK, Hong Kong (reference here)

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Name Category: Creation

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Freedom Leung 2127 Notable Name of the Day

Freedom Leung, clinical psychologist, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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Name Category: Rare

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Carven Yan 2126 Notable Name of the Day

Carven Yan, regional associate director, Midland Realty, Hong Kong (reference here)

-->About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation

Friday, 21 September 2018

Windy Li 2125 Notable Name of the Day

Windy Li (Ms), reporter, SCMP, Hong Kong (reference here)

Windy is of English derivation, and its meaning is "friend". Windy is a variant form of Wendy.

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Name Category: Rare

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Videoclips Typhoon Mangkhut Mangosteen in Hong Kong

Super Typhoon Mangkhut (Thai for mangosteen) hit the Philippines on 14 September 2018, and as it approached Hong Kong was downgraded to a Severe Storm. Nevertheless, on 16 September 2018 it tore into the city with sustained wind speeds of 195km/h, coming within 100km of the city at its closest, making it the most powerful since Typhoon Hope in 1979.
 








Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Almond Li 2124 Notable Name of the Day

Almond Li (Ms), reporter, VIU TV News, Hong Kong
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Name Category: Rare

Monday, 17 September 2018

Anson Tang 2123 Notable Name of the Day

Anson Tang Tsz-on, chairman, Government Lifeguards General Union, Hong Kong (reference here)
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see many other Anson names here

About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation for females; Rare for males; Son-suffix; somewhat common in Hong Kong

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Keina Chiu 2122 Notable Name of the Day

Keina Fukaumi Chiu (Ms), reporter, TVB News, Hong Kong (link)
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Name Category: Creation

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Chermaine Lee 2121 Notable Name of the Day

Chermaine Lee Sheung-man, now a 25-year-old university student, used to go to Beacon College, in the run-up to her A-level exams. 
“If I hadn’t attended tutorial school I wouldn’t have succeeded in getting into a university,” Lee said (reference here).

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Name Category: Creation; Phonetic-based? Substitution; Translocation

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Cello Chan 2120 Notable Name of the Day

Cello Chan, assistant general manager, project marketing, Wheelock Properties, Hong Kong (reference here)
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About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Ivan Ho 2119 Notable Name of the Day

Ivan Ho, administrative assistant, Centre for Sports and Exercise, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 
email: hoivan at hku.hk
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see Ivanhoe Chang at 1144 Notable Name of the Day

see Funny Ho at 2113 Notable Name of the Day

About Notable Names
Name Category: Common but still notable; Literature-based

Friday, 7 September 2018

Davin Wong 2118 Notable Name of the Day

Davin Wong, president, HKU Student Union, Hong Kong (2018) quoted in a news article about the murder of a professor's wife that was found in a suitcase in the professor's office at the University of Hong Kong.

Davin is of Hebrew and Welsh origin, and the name means "beloved". Davin is an alternate spelling of David (Hebrew).

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Name Category: Rare

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Alfonso Ngan 2117 Notable Name of the Day

Alfonso Ngan Hing-wan, professor and head, department of mechanical engineering, Hong Kong University (where the body of associate professor Cheung Kie-chung's wife, was found stuffed in a suitcase in August 2018), Hong Kong

-->Alfonso is of Old German origin, and its meaning is "ready for battle".

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Name Category: Rare

Monday, 3 September 2018

Drink Driving. Who Is Irresponsible?

This ad is outdated, outrageous and out of context!

This government public service announcement about drink driving only takes into account the driver's perspective and responsibility. However, ALL parties are responsible. In this frequently-played ad (which dates back to the 1990s), the driver's wife and his friends all know the driver is drinking ... so why don't they act like responsible adults and take action?


If you know your lover, relative or friend has been drinking, what do you do? In the ad, the wife knowingly and stupidly gets into the car with a drunk driver! And subsequently she get killed in a car accident. Real smart!

The INTENDED message is targetted at the irresponsible driver (scare tactics?), but the REAL message coming through is that the wife died because she was irresponsible and STUPID to get in a car with a drunk driver! Please use common sense.

This ad is titled "If you drink, don't drive!" but it downplays everyone else's responsibility ... including the government departments and broadcasters (who are too lazy to update their drink-driving prevention campaigns).


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Judges Behaving Bizarrely As Usual

0896 HKSAR Name of the Day (Remus Choy crashes Bentley in drink-driving case)

Glossing Over One's Drink Driving Sentence

Water-ski champ dies in horror crash

Chalk Him Up As ... Injured

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Shara Lee 2116 Notable Name of the Day

Shara Lee Wee-yee, assistant professor, Department of Health Technology and Informatics, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and mistress of Khaw Kim-sun, 53, an associate professor in anaesthesiology at Chinese University, who is currently standing trial at the High Court over the murder of his wife Wong Siew-fung, 47, and 16-year-old daughter Lily Khaw Li-ling, who both died of carbon monoxide poisoning in their car on May 22, 2015.

-->Shara is of Hebrew and English origin, and its meaning is "princess; a fertile plain". Shara is an alternate spelling of Sarah (Hebrew).

About Notable Names
Name Category: Rare

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Edit Choi 2115 Notable Name of the Day

Edit Choi Ho-pan, V068xxx, Notice of Bankruptcy Order in the High Court of the HKSAR Court of First Instance, In Bankruptcy Proceedings No. 2150 of 2018, Hong Kong (22 June 2018)

About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation; Deletion

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Mecky Poon 2114 Notable Name of the Day

Mecky Poon Shiu-wah, D300xxx, Notice of Bankruptcy Order in the High Court of the HKSAR Court of First Instance, Hong Kong (22 June 2018)
 
About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation; Substitution

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Funny Ho 2113 Notable Name of the Day

Funny Ho Pui-chuen, G666xxx, Notice of Bankruptcy Order in the High Court of the HKSAR Court of First Instance, Hong Kong (22 June 2018)
 
About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation; Substitution

Sunday, 26 August 2018

Garbie Lee 2112 Notable Name of the Day

Garbie Lee Si-heng, Y070xxx, Notice of Bankruptcy Order in the High Court of the HKSAR Court of First Instance, Hong Kong (22 June 2018)
 
About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation; Substitution

Friday, 24 August 2018

Kiwanie Lau 2111 Notable Name of the Day

Kiwanie Lau Shuk-kwan, G455xxx, Notice of Bankruptcy Order in the High Court of the HKSAR Court of First Instance, Hong Kong (22 June 2018)
 
About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Herice Yip 2110 Notable Name of the Day

Herice Yip, Tseung Kwan O, letters page, SCMP, HK (10 March 2018) 

About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation

Monday, 20 August 2018

Clarins Ng 2109 Notable Name of the Day

Clarins Ng, Hang Hau, letters page, SCMP, HK (5 March 2018) 

About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation; Brand-based

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Yuki Pang 2108 Notable Name of the Day

Yuki Pang, Tseung Kwan O, letters page, SCMP, HK (4 March 2018)

Other individuals named Yuki (here)
 
About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation; somewhat common in Hong Kong

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

Wings Kung 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

Icy Po 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

Yanice Leung 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

Lauranda Wong 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

Elbert Lee 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

Yoyo Wong 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

Anfield Tam 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

Adora Cheung 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
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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