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Hi everyone =] I am from Hong Kong and my name is T*****g Wong (pronounced as T*****g). In Hong Kong, it is a common practice for people to pick their English nicknames and introduce themselves with their English nicknames to their HK and foreign friends.

When I enter a university for my undergraduate degree, I chose Wilson to be my English name. My undergraduate classmates all know me by Wilson.

However, the problem comes. When I went to the US for internship and the UK for exchange studies a few years ago, I found out that Wilson is always a surname in the US, the UK and the English world, and I felt that my foreign friends felt a little strange to call me Wilson, especially if my foreign friend's surname is Wilson.

Now I am working full time in the HK government and my colleagues know my by Wilson and I know me colleagues by their English names according to HK tradition. I am going to start my part-time master degree and to meet new local and foreign friends, and I don't want my English name to embarrass me. However, all my facebooks, email address, my colleagues in workplace and my social networks know me by Wilson. Do u have any suggestions for my dilemma?

[ 本帖最後由 wtming52 於 2012-8-21 03:34 PM 編輯 ]



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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilson_Pickett

if anybody ask u again show him this.

i used this name when i was growing up in hk, few mths after came off the boat in canada, my bro told me its a last name. so i did changed to william.
had been using it since now.
but now many new immigrants are so uneducated cant tell bill & william are the same name!
the worse place is depositing my cheque in a bank counter, some kept asking if bill is another person.
i usually ask them if they ever heard of bill clinton?



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infact many white folks use lee as first name and as last name too.

thomas



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原帖由 wtming52 於 2012-8-17 05:08 PM 發表

Hi everyone =]I found out that Wilson is always a surname in the US, the UK and the English world
Not true, Wilson can be a first name. I am a sports fan so i know quite a few guys with Wilson as first name:

Wilson Betemit of the Baltimore Orioles

Wilson Alvarez of the Chicago White Sox

Wilson Chandler of the Denver Nuggets

Wilson Palacios of  Birmingham City FC



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No problem at all. I met a person from Hong Kong in Canada and his English name is Banana. Seriously, he wrote down his name "Banana Ip" on the question book during examination.


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Yeah, what's the problem with wilson, huh?


[ 本帖最後由 飛天五 於 2012-8-19 12:49 AM 編輯 ]



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If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it does it make a sound?
If you want, you can ask them to call you 'Will'


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you take it too serious @@
'Wilson' is okay cuz there are more names that is much embarrassing
such as my friend .. his name is Dicky but most of the people call him 'Dick'



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原帖由 Horai 於 2012-8-20 07:55 PM 發表


As in Dick Cheney?
yup
but my friend has different working treatment ..what a shame



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If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it does it make a sound?
as long as the last name is head, then dick head!


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原帖由 Horai 於 2012-8-20 07:55 PM 發表


As in Dick Cheney?
Dick Clark is another example.

[ 本帖最後由 osfan 於 2012-8-21 12:38 AM 編輯 ]



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原帖由 Horai 於 2012-8-20 07:55 PM 發表


As in Dick Cheney?
Evil bastard !

[ 本帖最後由 osfan 於 2012-8-21 12:39 AM 編輯 ]



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