Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Ching Cheong Chinaman Notable Name


Ching Cheong, a veteran journalist who was jailed in mainland China for three years on trumped-up espionage charges, blamed the government for pushing the unpopular [extradition bill in Hong Kong] in the face of opposition from groups across a diverse political spectrum, including the legal sector and even some pro-Beijing figures.
“They have completely ignored all the peaceful, rational and non-violent expressions. The frustrations are felt across the board,” he said. “The students’ emotions are just an expression of Hong Kong society. They feel there is no way out.” (12 June 2019)

The journalist Ching Cheong has an unfortunate, ironic name because so much cultural sensitivity befalls the term "Ching Chong".

ChingChongChinaMan went to milk a cow
ChingChongChinaMan didn't know how
ChingChongChinaMan pulled the wrong tit
ChingChongChinaMan got covered in sh%t


Additional links to the history of the anti-Chinese slur (here and here). The racial slur has been used for over 100 years.

Monday, 17 June 2019

Kennedy Wong Notable Name of the Day


Kennedy Wong Ying-ho, spokesman for an alliance (Safeguard HK) that claimed to have collected 930,000 signaturesfrom residents supporting the extradition bill. Pro-establishment solicitor and a Hong Kong member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

The meaning of Kennedy is "helmet head; ugly head"

About Novel HKSAR Names
Name Category: Rare 



Cartman from South Park and Kennedy Wong Ying-ho from Hong Kong

Sunday, 16 June 2019

Carrie Lam demonstrates traditional Asian values in governing Hong Kong


We all know that, in general, Asian values are more paternalistic (reference: Confucian teachings) whereas Western values are less hierarchical (reference: John Stuart Mill).

Carrie Lam, despite being a female leader, revealed her true values as Hong Kong’s leader with the use of her own metaphor when describing the current situation of protesters against the extradition bill:
“To use a metaphor, I’m a mother too, I have two sons,” she said. “If I let him have his way every time my son acted like that, such as when he didn’t want to study, things might be OK between us in the short term.

“But if I indulge his wayward behaviour, he might regret it when he grows up. He will then ask me: ‘Mum, why didn’t you call me up on that back then?’” 
— Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, CE, HK

This is why the majority of Hongkongers do not respect Carrie Lam. Lam treats Hongkongers, to use her own metaphor literally, as though she is the authority figure who must be obeyed by the lesser experienced, lesser educated and lesser evolved citizens. Lam does not respect other people’s views, especially those who are beneath her. The only individuals who Lam will listen to are those who are hierarchically above her (ie, the head of the China Liaison Office in HK and obviously China’s supreme leader Xi Jinping who can stay on as supreme leader of China indefinitely.

Hong Kong does not have a strong independent leader ... but most Hongkongers know this anyway because China chooses who becomes the chief executive of Hong Kong, which means the chief executive of Hong Kong always knows her/his place within the paternalistic hierarchy of China.

Saturday, 15 June 2019

Don't Shoot Our Kids ... They Need To Get An Education

I wonder what his name is?*

Why shoot our heads? You are police not slaughters !


A Hong Kong mothers' group joined the anti-extradition bill protest on Friday 14 June 2019 (pic The Guardian)

* It is odd that the local newspaper SCMP will quote Hong Kong people with funny notable names in their news articles (see examples here like Bond and Glacier), whereas so far The Guardian has only managed to find Hongkongers called Brian, Issac, Mandy and other ordinary names (examples here).


Friday, 14 June 2019

Hong Kong Protest Against Extradition Law with Notable Names

Go Hong Kong! Add Oil !!

Protesters young and old, workers and professionals, poor and privileged are out to stop the Hong Kong Government from passing a bill that will erode away Hong Kong's freedom and autonomy as we know it. Please help support the protests!!

This blog will also pay attention to the numerous people (mostly proud Hongkongers) who pop up with their Notable Names.

Here are a few names spotted from the first day of protests on 12th June 2019.


Bond Ng, lawyer, Hong Kong 
Name category: Rare; job-based?
Of Middle English and Old English origin, and the meaning of Bond is "peasant farmer".

Elpis Yip (Ms), barista, Malaysian Chinese in Hong Kong
Name category: Creation; Substitution (from Elvis); Translocation (from Elpida)

Glacier Chung Ching Kwong, a core member of Keyboard Frontline, an NGO advocating a free online environment, Hong Kong
Name category: Creation; Nature-based
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Lokman Tsui, a professor at Chinese University researching media and technology, Hong Kong
Name category: Creation; Man-suffix
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References


Bond Ng, lawyer, Hong Kong

An administrator of a Telegram instant messaging group was arrested for allegedly conspiring with others to charge the Legislative Council Complex and block roads. Police showed up at the home of Ivan Ip, in his early 20s, with a search warrant on Tuesday night, his lawyer Bond Ng said on Wednesday. Ip was arrested for conspiracy to commit a public nuisance.


Elpis Yip (Ms), barista, Malaysian Chinese in HK

Elpis Yip, in her 40s and originally from Malaysia, is standing between protesters and anti-riot police outside the east entrance of Legco, trying to pacify both sides by singing hymns.
Yip, a barista who works at Pavilion Cafe, joined the rally around Legco at 6.30am. "When I first joined the front line this morning, I was a bit frightened. But I quickly resumed inner peace as I know I am here to help both sides calm down," she says.

Glacier Chung Ching Kwong, a core member of Keyboard Frontline, an NGO advocating a free online environment, Hong Kong (SCMP article)

Lokman Tsui, a professor at Chinese University researching media and technology, Hong Kong (SCMP article)

 
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Monday, 3 June 2019

Chihuahua Ng Notable Name of the Day 2283


Chihau Huang , Notice of Bankruptcy Order, Court of First Instance (8 May 2015), Hong Kong. 

OK, this one is made up! Chihuahua does sound good though.

About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation

Saturday, 1 June 2019

Myanmar Rooting for Liverpool Champions League Final

Liverpool Tottenham Hotspur Champions League Madrid


Our taxi driver in Myanmar, who took us to the Savoy Hotel, is a huge Reds fan!




1 June 2019 Champions League Final Tottenham Hotspur Liverpool at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, Madrid, Spain

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Joean Law Notable Name of the Day 2282


Joean Law Fung-Kuen, C584xxx, notice of bankruptcy order in the High Court of the HKSAR Court of First Instance, (11 January 2019), Hong Kong

About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation

Friday, 24 May 2019

Winsome Chan Notable Name of the Day 2281


Winsome Chan Man-yee , notice of bankruptcy order, Court of First Instance (26 June 2015), Hong Kong


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

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Jones Chan Notable Name of the Day 2280


Jones Chan Wai-chung , Notice of Bankruptcy Order, Court of First Instance (8 May 2015), Hong Kong

About Notable Names
Name Category: Rare

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Simmy Ching Notable Name of the Day 2279


Simmy Ching Chi-mei , Notice of Bankruptcy Order, Court of First Instance (8 May 2015), Hong Kong

About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Sallie Lai Notable Name of the Day 2278


Sallie Lai Suk-man , notice to creditors by trustee (to be discharged from their bankruptcy), Court of First Instance (26 June 2015), Hong Kong

About Notable Names
Name Category: Rare

Monday, 20 May 2019

Alda Chow Notable Name of the Day 2277


Alda Chow Mei-ling , notice to creditors by trustee (to be discharged from their bankruptcy), Court of First Instance (26 June 2015), Hong Kong

Of Old German origin, and the meaning of Alda is "old, prosperous".

About Notable Names
Name Category: Rare

Sunday, 19 May 2019

Melody Mak Notable Name of the Day 2276


Melody Mak Wai-yee , notice to creditors by trustee (to be discharged from their bankruptcy), Court of First Instance (26 June 2015), Hong Kong

About Notable Names
Name Category: Rare

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Antine Lee Notable Name of the Day 2275


Antine Lee Chi-ming , notice to creditors by trustee (to be discharged from their bankruptcy), Court of First Instance (26 June 2015), Hong Kong

About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation

Friday, 17 May 2019

Elvis Cheung Notable Name of the Day 2274


Elvis Cheung Wing-hay , notice to creditors by trustee (to be discharged from their bankruptcy), Court of First Instance (26 June 2015), Hong Kong


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

Thursday, 16 May 2019

Darek Ching Notable Name of the Day 2273


Darek Ching , notice of bankruptcy order, Court of First Instance (26 June 2015), Hong Kong

The name Darek means "people's ruler".

About Notable Names
Name Category: Rare

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Hidde Cheung Notable Name of the Day 2272


Hidde Cheung Lai Ching , notice of bankruptcy order, Court of First Instance (26 June 2015), Hong Kong

About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Jelly Poon Notable Name of the Day 2271


Jelly Poon Ching formerly known as Jelly Ng Ching , notice of bankruptcy order, Court of First Instance (26 June 2015), Hong Kong

About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation

Monday, 13 May 2019

Alexson Leung Notable Name of the Day 2270


Alexson Leung Chi-wan , notice of bankruptcy order, Court of First Instance (26 June 2015), Hong Kong

Son of Alex?

About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation; son-suffix

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Carmel Wong Notable Name of the Day 2269


Carmel Wong Hau-ching , Notice of Bankruptcy Order, Court of First Instance (8 May 2015), Hong Kong

As a girls' name (also used as boys' name Carmel). It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Carmel is "garden, orchard".
About Notable Names
Name Category: Rare

Saturday, 11 May 2019

Himmy Lee Notable Name of the Day 2268


Himmy Lee Chun-him, Yau Tong; Hong Kong (SCMP Letters 28 May 2013)

About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation; Phonetic-based

Friday, 10 May 2019

Kennis So Notable Name of the Day 2267


Kennis So Cho-kwan, Kwai Chung, Hong Kong (SCMP Letters 27 May 2013)

see 2258

About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Annis Fung Notable Name of the Day 2266


Annis Fung (Ms), associate professor in the department of applied social studies, City University of Hong Kong 

Of Greek origin, and the meaning of Annis is "satisfaction".

About Notable Names
Name Category: Rare

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

York Cheng Notable Name of the Day 2265


York Cheng, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong (SCMP Letters 22 May 2013) 


About Notable Names
Name Category: Rare; Geography-based?

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Kenn Lau Notable Name of the Day 2264


Kenn Lau, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong (SCMP Letters 17 May 2013)

About Notable Names
Name Category: Rare; Deletion; Insertion

Monday, 6 May 2019

Mikie Au Notable Name of the Day 2263


Mikie Au Shui-ha, San Po Kong, Hong Kong (SCMP Letters 17 May 2013)

About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation

Sunday, 5 May 2019

Menorah Ng Notable Name of the Day 2262

Menorah Ng, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong (SCMP Letters 14 May 2013)
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Of Hebrew derivation, and the meaning of Menorah is "candlestick".

About Notable Names
Name Category: Rare

Saturday, 4 May 2019

Can Chan Notable Name of the Day 2261


Can Chan Hoi-yin, Tsing Yi, Hong Kong (SCMP Letters 7 May 2013)
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About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation

Friday, 3 May 2019

Cannis Wong Notable Name of the Day 2260

Cannis Wong Ming-yan, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong (SCMP Letters 7 May 2013)

About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Vick Cheng Notable Name of the Day 2259

Vick Cheng Kwok-keung (Mr), one of 566 people in Hong Kong who are qualified arborists (or tree surgeon)

About Notable Names
Name Category: Rare

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Kennis So Notable Name of the Day 2258


Kennis So, Kwai Chung, Hong Kong (SCMP Letters 1 May 2013)

see another Kennis here at 1266

About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation

Sunday, 14 April 2019

Sheron Wong Notable Name of the Day 2257

Sheron Wong, Y550xxx, notice of bankruptcy order in the High Court of the HKSAR Court of First Instance, (11 January 2019), Hong Kong

Sheron has its root in Hebrew, and the name Sheron means "a fertile plain"

About Notable Names
Name Category: Rare

Saturday, 13 April 2019

Linka Chan Notable Name of the Day 2256

Linka Chan Wai-kwan, E469xxx, notice of bankruptcy order in the High Court of the HKSAR Court of First Instance, (11 January 2019), Hong Kong

About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation

Friday, 12 April 2019

Emil Wong Notable Name of the Day 2254

Emil Wong Chun-hei, Z909xxx, notice of bankruptcy order in the High Court of the HKSAR Court of First Instance, (4 January 2019), Hong Kong

of Latin origin, and the meaning of Emil is "rival; laborious; eager".

About Notable Names
Name Category: Rare

Thursday, 11 April 2019

William Tse Wai-lam Notable Name of the Day 2253

William Tse Wai-lam, K452xxx, notice of bankruptcy order in the High Court of the HKSAR Court of First Instance, (4 January 2019), Hong Kong

About Notable Names
Name Category: Common, Phonetic-based

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Halley Cheung Notable Name of the Day 2252

Halley Cheung Yin-yeun, also known as Cheung Yin-yuen, H438xxx, No5850 of 2018, Notice of Bankruptcy Order in the High Court of the HKSAR Court of First Instance, Hong Kong (21 December 2018)

A boys' name (also used as girls' name Halley) of Old English origin, and the meaning of Halley is "meadow near the hall; holy".

About Notable Names
Name Category: Rare

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Dicker Lo Notable Name of the Day 2251

Dicker Lo Chui-kwai, D654xxx, Notice to Creditors by Trustee of the Bankruptcy Ordinance in the High Court of the HKSAR Court of First Instance in Bankruptcy Proceedings, Hong Kong (21 December 2018)

About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation

Monday, 8 April 2019

Simmy Ching Notable Name of the Day 2250

Simmy Ching Chi-mei, D445xxx, Notice to Creditors by Trustee of the Bankruptcy Ordinance in the High Court of the HKSAR Court of First Instance in Bankruptcy Proceedings, Hong Kong (21 December 2018)

About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation

Sunday, 7 April 2019

Liza Ho Ka-man Notable Name of the Day 2249

Liza Ho Ka-man, D818xxx, notice of bankruptcy order in the High Court of the HKSAR Court of First Instance, (21 December 2018), Hong Kong

non-phonetic choice of name (not Carmen)

see other Carmens in Hong Kong

About Notable Names
Name Category: Common but rare example of non-phonetic choice of name

Saturday, 6 April 2019

Charmy Lau Notable Name of the Day 2248

Charmy Lau Cheuk-man, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong (SCMP 6 March 2012)

About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation

Friday, 5 April 2019

Anson Chan Notable Name of the Day 2247

Anson Chan Long-yin, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong (SCMP letters 4 March 2012)

see many other Anson names here 

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

Thursday, 4 April 2019

King Li Notable Name of the Day 2246

King Li Lok-wai, hawker, Mongkok, Hong Kong

About Notable Names
Name Category: Rare; Self-important

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Kellia Wan Notable Name of the Day 2245

Kellia Wan, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong (SCMP letters 2 March 2012)

About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation

Monday, 1 April 2019

Elton Ko Notable Name of the Day 2244

Elton Ko, Ma On Shan, Hong Kong (SCMP letters 21 Feb 2012)

About Notable Names
Name Category: Rare; Self-important

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Eloveo Choi Notable Name of the Day 2243

Eloveo Choi Yuk-lan, C404xxx, notice of bankruptcy order in the High Court of the HKSAR Court of First Instance, (4 January 2019), Hong Kong

Love is in the air, I mean, Love is in the name. Happy Valentine's !!

About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Hedy Law Notable Name of the Day 2242

Hedy Law, winner of HK$10 (US$1.25) McDonalds voucher in a suspicious-looking Lucky Draw organized by Paper One, Hong Kong

About Notable Names
Name Category: Rare

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Caspar Tsui Notable Name of the Day 2241

Caspar Tsui Ying-wai (Mr), Under Secretary for Labour & Welfare, HKSAR Government (November 2018)     
Tel: 2810 3173 
Email: slwo@lwb.gov.hk

About Notable Names
Name Category: Rare

Monday, 11 February 2019

Yannie Hung Notable Name of the Day 2240


Yannie Hung, winner of HK$10 (US$1.25) McDonalds voucher in a suspicious-looking Lucky Draw organized by Paper One, Hong Kong
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About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation; Substitution; Phonetic-based?; somewhat common in Hong Kong

Sunday, 10 February 2019

Reana Lau Notable Name of the Day 2239

Reana Lau Lai-yi, G300xxx, Notice to Creditors by Trustee of the Bankruptcy Ordinance in the High Court of the HKSAR Court of First Instance in Bankruptcy Proceedings, Hong Kong (21 December 2018)

Reanna is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Reanna is "great queen, or goddess".

About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation; Deletion

Saturday, 9 February 2019

Jefferson Wong Notable Name of the Day 2238

Jefferson Wong King-wai, K463xxx, Notice to Creditors by Trustee of the Bankruptcy Ordinance in the High Court of the HKSAR Court of First Instance in Bankruptcy Proceedings, Hong Kong (21 December 2018)

About Notable Names
Name Category: Rare; Son-suffix

Friday, 8 February 2019

Perlie Chiu Notable Name of the Day 2237

Perlie Chiu Pui-lam, eight-year-old Hongkonger (in February 2012) who is already an accomplished French speaker (reference)



About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation; Deletion

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Notable Name of the Day 2236 Bosco Wong Chung-chak, local actor and boyfriend to local actress Myolie Wu Hang-yee 

see other Bosco names 0222, 0411 and 0951 Notable Names of the Day

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

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

So Cool Car Plate Tesla Driver Park FAIL



How do you park when your car is on a slope or incline?

This Tesla driver is "so cool" and so couldn't care less!!


See other Car Plates  like Mr Hoo, Bob the Builder, The Simpsons Haha kid Nelson, King Kong and many many more.





Myolie Wu Notable Name of the Day 2235

Myolie Wu Hang-yee, local actress and girlfriend to local actor Bosco Wong Chung-chak, Hong Kong. Second runner-up 1999 Miss Hong Kong.

Now married to Philip Lee (reference)
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About Notable Names
Name Category: Creation

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Cat on a Hot Tin Car



See Cats on Cars

Conan Lee Notable Name of the Day 2234

Conan Lee Chung-man, Tai Kok Tsui, Hong Kong (SCMP letters 5 Feb 2012)

Of English, Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Conan is "hound, wolf; high".

About Notable Names
Name Category: Rare

Monday, 4 February 2019

Conny So Notable Name of the Day 2233

Conny So Kit-ching, E920xxx, Notice to Creditors by Trustee of the Bankruptcy Ordinance in the High Court of the HKSAR Court of First Instance in Bankruptcy Proceedings, Hong Kong (21 December 2018)

Old German and Latin name, and the name Conny means "brave counsel; constant, steadfast".

About Notable Names
Name Category: Rare