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".

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  1. Any inspiration from Langston Hughes (famous American poet)?

  2. Thank you Sandya. It's a nice thought but perhaps too high brow for Hong Kong!? Also in general, traditional Western names (English, US or otherwise) usually only have "rare" monikers as part of their middle names ... not their first names, which tend to be conventional first names. So the example of Hughes is his first name is the conventional James and he had two rare middle names Mercer and Langston.

    James Mercer Langston Hughes (1902-67) was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form called jazz poetry.