https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kmhog

What should I call myself?

My name is Kim and I'm a male. I don't know if there is a standard for how Kim is translated into Esperanto. I guess it would be Kimo. Sometimes, when I communicate on the internet, some people just assume that I'm a female because of my name. I don't really think it is a bad problem, but I can see an opportunity to prevent this in my future Esperanto life, if I call myself Kiĉho or Kimĉho. I like Kiĉho the most. Is there any standards or unwritten rules for names I should know? What do other people do? Does it signal anything special, when someone uses -ĉho or -njo?

July 4, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GrandaUrso

Hello Kim, I on the go at the moment but the male nickname is -ĉjo not -ĉho. So you'd be Kiĉjo, which sounds neat to me! =]

July 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kmhog

Thank you :)

July 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/salivanto

Nothing wrong with Kimo or Kiĉjo. You could also consider Kimĉjo which is distinctly male, distinguishes you not only from the somewhat famous "Kimo" Henriksen, but also from the various Kiĉjo(j) of the world, which I've seen a few times as a variation of Keith among other names.

July 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/amuzulo

Kimo funkcias en Esperanto... eĉ por malina nomo:
https://eo.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_J._Henriksen

July 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/salivanto

I immediately thought of "Kimo" Henriksen. A few days later my wife and I were talking about something unrelated trying to remember someone we met years ago. His name was Kim as well. With my mind primed in this direction for the moment, I can think of more male Kims than female Kims.

July 11, 2016
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