Hi, My Name is @

Simon Aughton’s “Chinese Couple Name Child ‘@’:”

While the “@” simple is familiar to Chinese email users, they often use the English word “at” to sound it out – which with a drawn out “T” sounds something like “ai ta”, or “love him”, to Mandarin speakers.

I still like “Cu” (Vietnamese’s common nickname) better than “@.” Imagine trying to find out where he’s at. “Hey @, where are you at?”

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