My name is Jingqian Lei. I like my name, because it is a gift my parents gave to me. Lei is my family name, but it is not very common family name in China. The meaning of Lei in Chinese is thunder, and the Chinese Character of thunder "雷". It is two Chinese words put together, the upper part of thunder is rain "雨" and the lower part is field "田", because Chinese characters are pictographic characters.
Jingqian is my First name, "Jing" and 'Qian" are also two character. These two were chosen by my parents from a dictionary. They seem like random words, but my parents told me how they chose these words. My father said the page and number of the word in the dictionary, and then my mom opened that page and found that character. After that my mom said the second character's page and number of the dictionary, and then my father opened to that page finding the character. Fortunately these two words have very good meaning. "Jing" means woman has knowledge and talent. "Qian" means good looking.
I like my name. Not only the good meaning of my name, but also because it is a special name. These two words are both commonly used in writing, but almost never spoken. So very few people have same name as mine in China.