Looking to pick out an auspicious Chinese name for your baby? That’s good, but don’t just thumb through a dictionary and put two meaningful characters together.
“Auspicious Chinese name selection is a complex and tedious process as it requires substantial knowledge of Chinese metaphysics and language,” says Master Tan Wee Keong, founder of One Fengshui Consultancy.
And in feng shui, there are two main considerations to this exercise: one’s ba zi (the eight characters of their horoscope) and wu xing (the five elements of nature). The professional metaphysics practitioner tells us more about what goes into name selection, the other factors to be accounted for, and why it’s important to pick out a ‘good’ name.