January 30, 2017
Name Change for Life
What can I tell you about my name? I love this name because my name is unique and it means honors. For me honors means I will respect people I know or I don’t know whatever where I am. My name is LiRong Mei. Most of the people call me Liong or Leo because of my name is almost the same as mine. I was given this name by my grandfather when I was born. My names also have a connecting with my cousin’s name because of the Chinese tradition. My younger cousin’s name is LiHui Mei which means sample. Also, my older cousin’s name is LiYin Mei which means reposing. In Chinese tradition every family member must have one same character in their name and last word of the name have a great means by putting all embers last character together to make a great meaning out of it. My last words of the name with my cousin’s put together which means do not give up when I got in a predicament or if something is difficult for us. Also, the name has a great impact on my life. When I moved to the United States and I went to high school. I had a lot of stress. I couldn’t communicate in English with students and teachers because English was my second language. Sometime I got billed for students who had the same class with me while they said some bad word to me and pushed me. In class, the teacher gave me the class assignment to finish, like newspaper or magazines to read. I had to write a paragraph about the main ideas. I couldn’t understand what the newspaper or magazines were about. After the end of the class, I was afraid and sad because English was difficult to learn, and I couldn’t understand how to do my homework by myself. However, do not give up is always appear in my mind when I got into a predicament.