This post is actually long overdue BUT I got held up with lots of other stuffs that I ended up pushing it back for this one. Anyway, just when I was blogging about Tang Feng’s new English name acquired by one of his teachers around the lunar new year time frame, I later found out several more people have changed their names. It could have been a coincidence but still thought it was quite funny. (Go here for the Tang Feng post.)
The first up, how could anyone forget this one since the mockery was so high, right? Go here for further details since I’m lazy to recount it. Not to mention how I feel it’s a joke. And it’s not because I disrespect his mother’s last name, but I felt the name was even plainer than his real name in regards to “You Tian”.
Next up, Cynthia Wang Xin Ru had changed her name to Chloe Wang Le Yan (王樂妍). The reason for the name change–as mentioned in her Weibo–was because she kept getting mistaken for other actresses/singers. So this name change made sense. Her new name does sound nice also. Good move here. No complaints. Not only did she change her name but also her image to fit with this name. Or so it seemed for now.
Oh yeah, Bryant Change of the recently aired True Love 365 changed his English name to Ray. It’s on his Weibo, so that was why I had changed my tag as well when I saw it.
Talking about True Love 365, Winnie Zhong who portrayed Xiao Q in the drama also changed her name to Cathy.
And lastly, but not the most recent one I realized was how Xiao Qiao of the ages ago band 7F had chosen to use “Zhao Xiao Qiao” for her stage name instead of “Zhao Hong Qiao” like it was often credited with her name before. It made sense because people were so used to calling her Xiao Qiao.
*Images were collected around the net, therefore, belonging to their rightful owners.