I guess there are two parts to this thread: Do any of you guys resent your name? (your real ones) Is it too strange, too simple? Why do foreign parents name their kids foreign names? ex: To-Diem, Yu Kim Sung, Cheng-Xiao, etc. etc. I know several people who have Chinese names that really don't like it because they always get it butchered and they end up being called Jessica or something totally random. Everytime their names are called, the teachers have to be corrected and told what they go by. I just couldn't imagine having to do that for the rest of my life. I don't have an Asian name, and I'm glad I don't. Luckily, my parents were sane enough to give me a "normal" name. Same with my middle name. If people's first names weren't foreign, then chances are there middle names are. So aside from my last name, I have all "American" names that no one could butcher.