This is a reminder that asking questions about Chinese names is off topic for this site as per our FAQ.
I'm bringing this up because we have had a large increase in traffic over the past 2 months and many of these questions are being asked. Examples:
- I don't know Chinese, but I have a friend called Brad, what Chinese name can I call him?
- I'm making a piece of Chinese art for a friend, what does this character mean?
- I think my Chinese name should be XX, what does this mean?
These questions are off topic because they do not provide any benefit to our site and they are essentially the same question being asked over and over again, but in a different format. They are also predominantly asked by people who cannot speak Chinese and don't want to learn.
How can you help?
Everyone can help in keeping the quality of this site high. Please do not comment or provide answers to these questions because you are encouraging the wrong behaviour. To assist with getting these questions closed as soon as possible you can either "vote to close" or flag the question for moderator attention.
What Chinese name type questions can I ask?
Questions about Chinese names are also important when there is something to be learnt. An example of an on-topic question:
- I've seen character X used in a name and I thought it had a negative connotation, why did they use that?