Significance of Names
Since history began, the Chinese always believed in the significance
of one’s name. They have developed a very comprehensive system of
naming one’s children as it is believed that the name of a person
strongly influences one’s destiny and fate. Astrologers, fortune
tellers, academics and monks are consulted when choosing a name for
the new born. The other cultures, however do not really believe in it
and tend to brush it off as superstition.
Whether you believe it or not, however, the other cultures are not
spared of this correlation.
For example, the Chinese surname LEE (or LI) is associated with power
and success such as Lee Kuan Yew, Lee Teng Hui (former Taiwan
President), Li Peng ( China ‘s ex PM), Li Ka Shing (HK tycoon) and LEE
Iacocca – once Chrysler’s chief, and Lee Van Cliff, the actor.
One very good example is Lee Iacocca, whose last name IACOCCA stands for:
Look at the following familiar examples:
MAHATHIR ( Malaysia ‘s ex PM):
SUHARTO (Ex president of Indonesia) :
BUSH (American President) :
However, no one can beat this latest casualty in bad naming :