is 霊司 a good name for a boy?
  • Hello Guys.

    Something I like about Oriental Culture names is that have deep meanings... Somehow for my first newborn it comes to my mind the name "Reiji"... researching good chinesse characters, I ended choosing "霊司" (spirit, govern) : or in other terms : the one that can govern its own spirit, resembling someone of mature character.

    Is it a good name? should I consider other ideograms?

    Thanks.
  • On a note, I don't think "asian" names are somehow much "deeper" than our name. Due to kanji, their meaning is more readily seen, however.

    Consider Japanese names.

    top 10 most common names
    佐藤 a certain flower
    鈴木 bell tree
    田中 (rice field)
    伊藤
    渡辺
    小林 thickets, small wood
    中村 village
    山本 foot of the mountain
    加藤
    吉田 good (rice) field
    山田 mountain (rice) field

    I don't see how they're particularly deep...

    English/Western names:
    Benjamin son of the south
    Blaire plain, field, battlefield
    Beverly beaver stream
    Sophie wisdom
    Jasmine climbing plant with fragrant flowers
    Jason to heal
    &c.

    This doesn't sound any more or less deeper to me...

    Personally, and that's only my opinion, look up the meaning of our names on a site such as http://www.behindthename.com/ and give your child a name that won't make him/her stand out.

    There's not much of a difference in given names, either...

    female, 1912
    chiyo thousand years / long time
    haru spring
    hana flower
    masako good/righteous child
    fumiko child of letters
    yoshi (good??)
    chiyoko thousand year child
    kiyo (clean?)

    female, 1994
    美咲 beautiful blooming
    愛 love

    愛美 love+beautuful
    遥 far away
    千夏・葵
    舞 danc(ing)
    桃子 peach child


    male, 1912
    正一
    清 clean
    正雄 "righteous male"
    正 right(eous), true, correct
    茂 grow thickly
    武雄
    正治
    三郎 third born
    正夫 real man
    一朗 first born

    male, 1994
    健太 healthy child
    翔太
    拓也

    翼 wings
    大樹
    大輔
    亮太
    大輝 large/great/big + shining/twinkling/sparkling
    大貴

    (src: hadamitzky kanji dic)

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