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    Hmmm....I think I like Kawashima. It sort of rolls off the tongue and sound lyrical to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misa.j View Post
    I always hated my maiden name, it means "under the mountain", seems like it's a name for where goblins or little monsters live and sounds kind of stupid.
    xDDDD Well, my last name -in spanish, not japanese- means "Of Lion" ¬¬ ) you think that's good??? xDD

    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoru-kun View Post
    I personnally like "Nobunaga" (because of the strenght it inspire))
    Yey!! I LOVE Nobunaga! The sound of the word is soft, beautiful, but still strenght. Is like Soujiro from Ruroken (he is an assasin... but with that smile in his face, who could resist him!!?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoru-kun View Post
    So, when I say that I like this or that name, I base it on purely esthetic (or phonetic) criteria, or on the meaning of the name. That7s why I have long had a liking for unusual (Western) given names, and don't mind creating new names to match my tastes. That is one think I like with Internet nicknames, as we can choose a new name which is neither inherited by law, nor decided by our parents. I think that in future societies, people should be able to decide (maybe once and for all) what their name should be. One thing I like about British and US legislation is that they give that choice to people, while in most other countries in the world, it is extremely difficult to change one's name, takes a long time and costs a lot of money.
    Even I couldn't say that better. That's exactly why I chose 'Sono Ike' as my nickname, 'cause I love the sound of the name, the way it is written in english or japanese, I choose it myself. I'm writter and when I had to choose my charas names I always decide by pure esthetic and, if I cannot found an appropiete name, I create it. Ah, If I just can change my name! But it's very difficult T _ T ) and expensive!!!! x _ x )
    Anyway...
    let's see...
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    eto... o_o )
    ah yes xDDD
    My fav family names are, of course, Ike and Nobunaga x333 then... Yagami * O * ) -yes... like Death Note main chara last name-
    I think "Naoyuki" isn't a family name, but I still like it : ) I also love Yukishiro.

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    Actually, Nobunaga isn't a last name. I'm pretty sure.....
    I wish I knew that I didn't know what I know. You know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitsuo View Post
    Actually, Nobunaga isn't a last name. I'm pretty sure.....
    Mitsuo is that true?? ; _ ; )/ Then in Nobunaga Oda, Oda is the family name??
    o _ o ?
    Anyway, I like it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sono Ike View Post
    Mitsuo is that true?? ; _ ; )/ Then in Nobunaga Oda, Oda is the family name??
    o _ o ?
    Anyway, I like it!!
    Hi Sono Ike,

    Yeah. Oda is the last name and Nobunaga was his first name. They said their last name first and first name last back then. That's why they called it the "Oda clan". Another example would be Tokugawa Ieyasu, Tokugawa being the surname.

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    i like taki 滝
    because how it looks/sounds
    I dont know many others though.. >.<
    i like ones that end with maru!
    ishimaru~
    yadoumaru~
    i tried to make up my own but it just failed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitsuo View Post
    Hi Sono Ike,
    Yeah. Oda is the last name and Nobunaga was his first name. They said their last name first and first name last back then. That's why they called it the "Oda clan". Another example would be Tokugawa Ieyasu, Tokugawa being the surname.
    We still do. Family name first, given name second.

    There was a girl in my highschool class whose last name was 安全寺 (Anzenji), which I thought sounded really cool.
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    Shimizu
    Nakamura
    Fujita
    Yamasaki
    Moriyama
    Shintani

    ...the list goes on...

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    i'd go for Miyazaki, Yamada, Mitsui, Misaki and Takano...
    im not sure if all mentioned are really surnames in japan.. but i love mentioning it.. some were surnames of celebrities but i don't use that excuse..its just that i love the sound of these names..lol

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    This thread makes me cry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJBryant View Post
    This thread makes me cry.
    Do go into more detail.

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    i like all this

    thanks

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    Taniguchi for some reason is stuck in my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJBryant View Post
    This thread makes me cry.
    OK, so you think it is sad because this is sort of like trying to come up with hot sounding Scandinavian names for the sexy young woman in your Swedish au pair fantasies? I fancy Anneliese and Annika myself. How about you?

    While I am here, here is another Japanese sir name I find cool.

    薬師丸 やくしまる Yakushimaru

    as in Hiroko Yakushimaru the actress/singer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASHIKAGA View Post


    薬師丸 やくしまる Yakushimaru

    as in Hiroko Yakushimaru the actress/singer.


    I adored her in the early 1980's breakout success debut yakuza comedy film ' Sailor Suit and Machine Gun ' ( セーラー服と機関銃 ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASHIKAGA View Post
    OK, so you think it is sad because this is sort of like trying to come up with hot sounding Scandinavian names for the sexy young woman in your Swedish au pair fantasies? I fancy Anneliese and Annika myself. How about you?
    Haha This made me laugh. I think Malin is quite cool Swedish name as well ;)

    ..and as for the names. I gotta love Chikuhi

    (all though I like the majority of Japanese family names...)

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    I like Yazawa.
    She was my fav teacher in the uni. My Japanese at that time was so pathetic, she thought I'll not continue learning the language, but was pleasatly surprised when again I met her after almost 5 years and was speaking fluently.

    Apart from this, I like Kimura, Nakamoto, Nakagawa, Tanaka.......

    One of the intersting surnames that I came across was Mushiake.

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    I really like the name Yamamoto, but is it a common name? Like Shingo Yamamoto (from Sasuke) and my friend's Japanese teacher is Miss. Yamamoto.

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    My last name Azuma (我妻) means "my wife" haha...and i love it! It sure beats my previous english last name. It seems to be pretty popular at the moment, i think there must be an anime either Azuma or kazuma or something like that...Oh, also some Japanese people when they look at the kanji think you pronounce it "wagazuma", but there is actually two ways, just mine is pronounced Azuma, thankfully.

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    I personally love 雲英 (Kira). Does anybody know how it might have come about?

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    Hiro/Hironari, Shinya, Shirota, Hayashi, Minami are nice for example !

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    I like O....
    It's simple and pretty at the same time

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    Kindaichi. I had to do a reading for Japanese linguistics, and found this name cool.

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    My favourite japanese family names have to be Miyazawa, Ayazawa, Yamada and Takahashi, i really like the meanings and the way they sound =D

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