When I was young, my mother gave this beautiful name to me, Yimei. I really don’t know how she thought of this name. But several year later the Internet being all the rage of China and the word “E-mail” became more and more popular. So then at that time, my friends all thought my name should change from my original name, Yimei, to “E-mail,” because Email sounds so much like my name “Yimei.” So I realized what foresight my mother had in giving me my name at a time when internet e-mails were just getting started in China. I think I’m so lucky to get two beautiful names from my mother. oh I love my mother!
In fact I also have had other names before internet e-mail was used by Chinese people. I used to study in a foreign language school in Beijing. Every student always has an English name because our foreigner teachers could never remember our Chinese names correctly. So the first time I saw my teacher she give me a cute name, Fairy. But i thought this name was so ordinary that I wanted another name. So the next teacher from Canada gave me the name, Diana. I used this name for half a year and then eventually thought this name sounded too old. So I kept looking for a new name.
My third teacher at the foreign school was from USA and he gave me a good name, Joe. But a few days later I began to feel this name sounded like a boy’s name! So i changed my English name for many years until I realized that Email would be a perfect name. Although I think this is a strange name in the foreigners’ eyes. But I like it because I think I was already positioned to take that name when my mother assigned me the name, Yimei, that phonetically sounds like Email.
So I have used it for many years and still like it! Beyond the fact that Email sounds like my Chinese name, the name has its own merits also. For example, in your life you probably have come across many names and you have also forgotten many of those names. But I’m sure if you met a girl named Email you would never forget that name and it would be one that you remember for many years! But of course if you met you wouldn’t just remember my special name but also my special individuality, right?:)