Chinese Names of CCI

About Ally   Hi, my name is Ally Lamb. I was adopted from Chenzhou, Hunan when I was about 10 months old. I’m from Atlanta, Georgia and I am currently a rising senior at Skidmore College. In addition to interning at CCI, I am working at a Chinese restaurant and working as a tour guide for my school. I’m a Sociology major, music minor (violin) and I tutor introductory level Chinese classes.  I became the most interested in my adoption when I started studying Sociology. It can be very challenging to face cultural and racial issues when living a Chinese and American identity. Raising awareness of this topic and creating a constructive dialogue is something I’m passionate about and hoping to share.

About Ally

Hi, my name is Ally Lamb. I was adopted from Chenzhou, Hunan when I was about 10 months old. I’m from Atlanta, Georgia and I am currently a rising senior at Skidmore College. In addition to interning at CCI, I am working at a Chinese restaurant and working as a tour guide for my school. I’m a Sociology major, music minor (violin) and I tutor introductory level Chinese classes.

I became the most interested in my adoption when I started studying Sociology. It can be very challenging to face cultural and racial issues when living a Chinese and American identity. Raising awareness of this topic and creating a constructive dialogue is something I’m passionate about and hoping to share.

Hi, my name is Ally and I am one of CCI’s Summer 2019 Interns! I’ve been wondering about Chinese names lately and thought it would be interesting to create a name project so that Chinese adoptees can learn and share their Chinese names. Since everybody was given/assigned a Chinese name as a baby, it is something that links all adoptees together in some way whether or not they identify with it. Since many adoptees never use their Chinese names, they may not know how to write it, what it means or how to pronounce it properly with tones! After studying Chinese for nearly 9 years, I hope I can provide assistance in knowing the characters, pinyin, understanding the meaning of Chinese names, give some cultural background on it and how to say it!

I hope you will submit your name to my Google form. After each week I will release all the names I received in a slideshow for that week. This will go on for 4 weeks, so you will have 4 opportunities to be featured in a slideshow! The first slideshow will be posted on Friday, 6/28 and the last slideshow will be Friday, 7/19. At the end, I will combine all the submitted names into a booklet with more detail of everyone’s name, their reaction to it and even a picture of the adoptee if they desire. Look out for your name in the slideshow and see if your name fits you!

 
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