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    My favorite surname would have to be ’·@(Osa).

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    Fans of Hikaru no Go will weep when they realize that Waya is not a Japanese name.

    Waya** (i.e. Wayama)
    **waya (i.e. Iwaya)
    **waya** (bleh)
    But not "Waya".

    This apparently comes from a survey of 70+% of households... 100,808 names on the search engine... http://www2s.biglobe.ne.jp/~suzakihp/index40.html

    Besides, it's not like I care, it makes me like the name even more. Sounds native, but it isn't.
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    i like kimura... common and easy

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    There is a list of accepted kanji characters for use in names (specifically given names). One actress/talento/j-idol/whatever she was named her kid 'ichigo' (strawberry) but had to do it in Katakana because the kanji hadn't been approved. This year it was approved for use, and apparently she was pretty miffed.

    My favourite name of all time has to be Žðˆä (sakai) with Žð meaning 'alcohol' and ˆä meaning 'well.' And quite frankly, how can you top the 'liquor well' family? It makes me regret I was not born under better circumstances.

    Many of the pre-Meiji names are three-kanji names. For instance, ’†¬˜H (nakakoji, fukuoka area) or ¼¬˜H (nishikoji, kyoto area) or ’·’Jì (hasegawa) or ŒÜ\𣘺 (isozumi, I may have the last kanji wrong). I'm sure there are more, and I'm not sure if other three-kanji names like ²X–Ø (sasaki) or —é–Ø (suzuki) fall into the same category...

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    I like Terao (just for the sound and the 'R' is pronounced almost correctly in this case) and Koizumi because this is such a nice person HA HA!

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    I very much like the names containing kami or mori, because of their meaning.

    Could you please post the meanings of the names you post, because I am very interested in this and I don't know whereelse could I find them. Thank you.

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    terachi! ^^ i really like surnames which has um.. just 3 parts(i don't know how you call it sorry)..i think they're really nice .and those which ends with -i. they sound a little more delicate somehow

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    I like...

    Hideto, Kira, Soube, Niimura, Satsuki, Yamashita, Yasumari... and muuch others.

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    I like Toshikiyo (歳清) .. yeah.. haha.. xD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tsukimiya
    I like Toshikiyo (Î´) .. yeah.. haha.. xD
    Wouldn't that be a given name ?

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    kamizono
    name of the first girl ever to dis me completely for forever
    made me smarter though (i hope )
    fond memories...
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    kondo is my fav, or kojima
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    Quote Originally Posted by budd
    kamizono
    name of the first girl ever to dis me completely for forever
    made me smarter though (i hope )
    fond memories...
    its weird i remember the first person to dis me aswell, but this person wasn't japanese they were Albanian, well anyhow Nakata is good name, like the footballer and like the film director.

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    Takarai is very nice.

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    Koshikawa

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    Kurata

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    I thought 犬養 (いぬかい) is kinda interesting.... must have gone through a rough childhood with that name.

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    I like mine: KOMIKADO though I don't know what it means. Can anyone help? I also like my other family name since to me it sounds strong: SHIGUEMATSU. I think it is more common but no clue of the meaning either.

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    My favorate it just bland old everyday: HAGIWARA
    Its my fave because its my girlfriends last name, and the family name of her family, great bunch, and it pained me soooo much having to leave them, infact i best not get into it too much, i'll end up teary eyed again.

    The first girl ever to "dis" me was called Stacey Robson, ah, to be young again,she was from new zealand and stuff, my first girlfriend so you can emagine we both were destined to mess-up with our raging in-experience and teenage hormones and psychological state.

    Yeah, i thought it was like, total real love, aahhhh the foolishness of youth, i guess im lucky i found my real love at the age of 18 after some pretty painful experiences before.

    Maybe compacting the dating aroung thing into my mid teens was a major contributing factor but, hey, i can live with it if at 20 im already firmly emplaced with my soulmate. lol

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    i personally like Ishikawa (sorry dont know the kanji for it). it means "stony river" and is my girlfriends surname. ya, i know i might be a little biast, but still, i liked it when i first met her long before we became a couple. i dont know how common the name is, i had never remembered hearing it before i met her, that could be one of the reasons i liked it.

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    My favorate is OIKAWA ... that's means a river
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    Takahashi, Ito, Sato, Watanabe, Kobayashi, Nakamura, Tanaka, Inoue, Maeda, Matsuo, Nakajima is cool...
    and Aburakoji, Higa, Anenokoji, Kujo, Jimyoin, Askikaga, Nanba, Kaoin, Abe, Reizei, Kudo, Rokujochigusa is not...

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    I don't know many surnames... I like Sagawa and Takeshi.

    For given names I really like the names Kyoko and Megumi

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    I tend to like longer names in general, but one of my favourite surnames is 滝 (Taki) because it sounds so pretty ^^ And it means waterfall, so its got a pretty meaning too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Child_prey
    Takarai is very nice.
    I agree, as well as Akechi and Ishimoto
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