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ID: 2928 Advanced
取名字对每个迎接新生儿的家庭来说都是一件值得反复讨论的大事，中国人取名字除了反映父母的期望之外，还有哪些方方面面的讲究呢？赶快来了解一下。 Photo by Sarah Joy
Wed Jul 27 2016 | Constance Fang, Fiona Tian
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|起名字||qǐ míngzì||to create a name|
|栏目||lánmù||column; special report|
|遵循||zūnxún||to abide by|
zuìjìn jiēdào bùshǎo tīngzhòng péngyou dǎ diànhuà lái zīxún gěi èrtāi bǎobao qǐ míngzì de wèntí 。jīntiān lánmù zhōng ，wǒmen jiù lái jiǎndān liáoyīliáo qǔ míngzi de nàxiē shìr 。
Recently I've received a lot of calls from listeners asking about how to name their 2 kids. In this column let's have a simple discussion of naming issues.
qíshí bùguǎn shìbushì èrtāi bǎobao ，ànzhào qǐ míngzì de chuántǒng ，wǒmen yībān dōu zūnxún jǐ ge jiǎndān yìxíng de guīzé 。
Actually, whether or not it is two kids, according the naming tradition, we normally follow a few simple, straight-forward rules.
shǒuxiān shì zūnzhào bāzì yǔ wǔxíng de dāpèi ，jiǎndān de shuō ，wǔxíng yǒu jīn mù shuǐ huǒ tǔ ，rúguǒ bāzì zhōng quē le mǒuzhǒng yuánsù ，jiù zài míngzi zhōng bāngmáng bǔ qí 。
First is to match it to the birth date characters and the five phases. Simply speaking, the five phases are metal, wood, water, fire and earth, if among the birth date characters a particular element is missing, this will be compensated for in the characters of the name.
bǐrú wǔxíng quēshuǐ ，qǐmíng wèi miǎo ”；wǔxíng quē tǔ ，qǐmíng wèi “yáo ”；wǔxíng quē jīn ，qǐmíng wèi “xīn ”；wǔxíng quē mù ，qǐmíng wèi “sēn ”；wǔxíng quē huǒ ，qǐmíng wèi “yán ”。
For example, if, among the five phases, there's a lack of water, you can use the character "淼", meaning "flood" in the name, as it is composed of three water radicals; if, among the five phases, earth is lacking, you can use the character "垚" meaning "embankment", as it is composed of three earth radicals; if, among the five phases, metal is lacking, you can use the character "鑫" meaning "prosperity", as it is composed of three metal radicals; if, among the five phases, wood is lacking, you can use the character "森" meaning "forest", as it is composed of three wood radicals; if, among the five phases, fire is lacking, you can use the character "炎" meaning "flame", as it is composed of two fire radicals.
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