My dad gave me this name….
My grandfather gave me this name…
You know… when i was growing up, i didnt like my names. I wanted something mysterious and nice sounding.
Serene sounded like a vocabulary/spelling word u get in a school test
Xuanzhen sounds like a Taoist sect or priest and sounds like “Swensens” when my ang-moh-pai classmate called me.
All that was when I did not know the meanings of those names. When I found out the meanings, I realised that I had unknowlingly lived up to those names!
Hey… my names didn’t quite fit me when I was growing up… but I sure fit into my names later on.
Name your children wisely and watch them live up to those names!!! 🙂