Thursday, November 09, 2006

Her Name Is . . .

We have decided that her first name will be Avery which means "ruler of the elves" (isn't that cute?!). We will probably choose one of her given Chinese names for a middle name. The director of the orphanage usually names the children when they come. Their family name (our version of a last name comes first in the Chinese culture) is usually the last name of the director or somehow tied into the name of the SWI. Then the director usually gives them a first and middle name that somehow describes their personality or whatever sounds good at the time (kind of like American names). However, if one of her given Chinese names doesn't make sense or sounds strange in America we will use Xiaochan (show-chen I think). Xiaochan means "laughing, beautiful, graceful girl."

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