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The Japanese name! キラキラネーム [Kirakira name]

Hello everyone! How well do you know about Japanese names? This time I will introduce about the topic "Kirakira name" in Japan!

黃熊:puu [pooh]

泡姫:arieru [ariel]

今鹿:naushika [Nausicaa]

皇帝:shiizaa [Caesar]

男:adamu [Adam]

雅龍:gaaru [girl]

大海:o-shan [ocean]

希星:kithi [kitty]

心人:ha-to [heart]

陽空:haruku [Hulk]

詩:poemu [poem]

一心:pyua [pure]

This is a part. There are many more. Such names are not yet spreading to Japan. It is the name which began to be used recently. What do you think about this? Please tell me the unusual name of your country!

November 30, 2018

27 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Swisidniak

Rachel and Jun made a video on kirakira names a while back that has some more great examples. In America there's a trend of taking really basic names and just spelling them in really bizarre ways for no reason. I've also seen names like Chlamydia and a Margherita which may look and sound nice but are really unfortunate. These poor kids.

November 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/N.Scamander

There seems to be a name problem in every country.... The child with such the name is very sorry. Parents should consider children's names seriously ....

November 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/N.Scamander

Japanese name "Anime character" edition

真理生:Mario [Mario]

約束された勝利の剣:ekusukariba- [Excalibur]

えるも:erumo [elmo]

悟空:gokuu [Goku]

ニコ:niko [Nico]

絵留沙:erusa [Elsa]

アトム:atomu [Atom]

たら:tara [Tara]

November 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/XxShadowAng9lxX

it's amazing how Mario, Excalibur, Elmo, Nico, Elsa and Atom got on the list XD

December 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/N.Scamander

I do not know that .... I can not read such a name.

December 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/prudencehp

待って、読み方ちょっと可笑しくない?笑 例えば『詩』は『し』と読むから『し』を書いてる方がいいじゃない?

November 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Tasha694292

日本人ですか??? (⌒∇⌒)

November 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/N.Scamander

日本人、全員がこのような名前ではありませんが、今の0歳から中学生ぐらいに多いようです。調べてみてください。『キラキラネーム』と。キラキラネームクイズもありますよ(笑)

November 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RhinoBug

今時の学校の先生は大変ね!

November 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/N.Scamander

学校の先生も病院でも大変です。キラキラネームの子どもの親は子どもの名前を間違われたとき激怒するからです。

November 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Tada_Neko

Hm. Nowadays in Russia Old Slavic names such Elisey or Dobrinya are popular again. But strange Soviet names are more interesting! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_of_Soviet_origin

November 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/N.Scamander

I think that the name used in ancient times is still good. Anime characters and the like are popular in Japan.

November 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Tundra_

DQNネームのことですね。 こういう名前を子供につける親はふざけていると思う。 子供たちかわいそうに。。。

December 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/N.Scamander

私たちから見ればふざけているように見えても、彼らは真剣に考えてたどり着いたのがそういった名前だというのですから、どうしようもないです…。キラキラネームは呪いと同じようなものでしょうね。18歳になるまでは変えられず、死亡率が高いともいわれ、就職率や大学入学率も低いという話を聞いたことがあります。子どもは悪くないのに、本当にかわいそうです…。キラキラネームは悪魔の化身ですね、、、

December 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Jawad-Dawdi

In my country, children names must be approved by the registry office.

November 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/N.Scamander

Even in Japan, parents who tried to use the name "悪魔[devil]" as the name of a child became a problem, but it is necessary to confirm the name more accurately. There are many names that even Japanese can not read.

November 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/austinzzz

Abcde

November 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/XxShadowAng9lxX

i like just heard of that XD

the mum was mad that everyone was making fun of Abcde's name haha

December 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/N.Scamander

Is "abcde" a name? I thought that I was not a name....!! I was very surprised.

December 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Swisidniak

I guess it's supposed to sound like 『アブシヂ』but it's just the first five letters of the alphabet so it certainly brings some odd reactions

December 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/N.Scamander

Is this a "Kirakira name"? If it is not "Kirakira name", it is a interesting name.

December 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RoseBTSarmy

When I saw Abcde, I was like yup, that child might have a hard time. I'm not judging but certain names will get people's attention. I don't find it a surprise if the name gets negative reactions.

I think it's pronounced [Ab-sidy]

December 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Kenzo1.21

へぇ~!!凄い!初めて知りました!本当に大変ですね!(笑)私の学校にも、同期にもいっぱい居ますよ!!間違えないようにする為に覚えるのが大変でした・・・。WW

December 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/N.Scamander

年々、種類も読み方も増えていると思います。「約束された勝利の剣」で「エクスカリバー」と読むのであれば、もう漢字とひらがなが存在する意味がないと思います(笑)

December 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Kenzo1.21

本当にそうですよね。ww日本語もここまでややこしくなるとは。ww

December 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/makuzan

The Maltese are particularly inventive/creative/bonkers when it comes to strange and unusual names. Clearly mad names like... Cleavage, Dyslexia... and then the full works Jurassic Pace, Britney Spears Borg, Celine Dion Darmanin, Mysharona Brincat and even Jack Daniels Falzon. The full article is here https://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20100411/opinion/hello-my-name-is-cleavage.302233

December 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/N.Scamander

It is a silly name.

What are their parents thinking?

Their children are very sorry....

December 3, 2018
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