Letzte Aktualisierung: April 1, 2021
1.4 billion names – Big Brother knows them all
By Johnny Erling
The family council met weeks before the birth of the daughter. Parents and grandparents looked for a suitable first name. It should make sense, sound good, be easy to write and pronounce. The prospective grandfather looked it up in the Book of Oracles (Yiqing) and Confucius; the father looked it up online. Their choice fell on the double character "YouYou" (有有). It means "to have something, or something is available". The character is in the Yiqing as a symbol of luck and in the motto of the philosophy: Wu Zhong Sheng You – From nothing comes the You. The mother liked the melodic sound when the third tone swings by doubling when pronouncing You.