Every name means something. Same children are named after relatives and loved ones. Some names have been passed down from generation to generation. Some names may be completely new and unique, but that name means something to the parents. Every name has a meaning, a special meaning to someone. When adopting internationally, you will come across children who have beautiful names. However, you may not understand the name, what it literally means, and its significance to the culture. If you've adopted from China, you'll completely understand this fact.
Below you'll find ample resources for translating your child's name into something you can understand. You will also find pages full of name meanings and how that will play a large part in your child's life. If you adopted an infant that has yet to be named, you will also find resources to help you incorporate the Chinese culture into your child's name. Naming a child is a beautiful and sacred opportunity. Incorporating your child's heritage is a fantastic way to keep it all connected throughout your lives.
Learn more about your child's name, its meaning, and pronunciation. And for a treat, find how your own name translates to Chinese, if you have a traditional Western name.
See also: The Baby Names Database
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