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Which name is better?

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emjan Sat 04-Jul-15 02:46:52

A. Ken Lim
B. Jason Lim

Which name is better? Any comments?

Do they flow well?

Which name is more masculine?

All comments are welcomed.


(Lim is my last name. Similar sound to limb)

OwlAtEase Sat 04-Jul-15 02:51:48

Jason Lim is better. I think a name with more than one syllable is better with your surname. Ken Lim just sounds too abrupt and doesn't flow well.

BadHenry Sat 04-Jul-15 06:19:46

If you're after masculine the Ken wins.

MadameJosephine Sat 04-Jul-15 06:22:00

I agree with owl, Jason lim flows better

justjodie92 Sat 04-Jul-15 06:24:32


MyNameIsSuz Sat 04-Jul-15 06:40:11

I think Jason too. I think you already posted about this and you're 33? Jason is a more common name for someone that age (Ken, I think, would be 20 years older than you) and won't seem unusual at all.

CakeRattleandRoll Sat 04-Jul-15 07:38:21

Jason works best with your surname.

TheCowThatLaughs Sat 04-Jul-15 07:45:51

Jason is better

MamaLazarou Sat 04-Jul-15 09:30:28


You've got so many threads about this, OP! I hope you come back and let us know what you decide.

If Lim is your surname, have you considered going by that? i.e, 'My name is <difficult to pronounce Chinese name> Lim - please call me Lim'?

kelda Sat 04-Jul-15 09:31:19

Jason sounds a lot better. What about Jonathan?

Iliveinalighthousewith2friendl Sat 04-Jul-15 09:33:45

Jason. Ken doesn't really fit. As it's a kind of rule with names. You don't put a short first name and a short last name together
The general is short surname longer first name
Long surname shorter first name

Sophronia Sat 04-Jul-15 10:46:40

Jason Lim

nailslikeknives Sat 04-Jul-15 10:54:12

Jason flows well.

Ken is always Barbie's other half! wink

FoofItHigh Sun 05-Jul-15 10:53:56

Ken is a 50's car salesman and Jason is a horrible dated 70/80's name.

James Lim would work better and sounds more professional.

FoofItHigh Sun 05-Jul-15 10:54:56

Or Jonathan as pp said.

HaleMary Sun 05-Jul-15 10:57:56

OP, you've started so many threads about this now, asking essentially the same thing, and not really seeming to take notice of responses. I forget whether you've replied to people asking you whether you have considered using your Chinese name? I have a non-phonetic fireign first name and surname myself, and work with Thai people with extremely long and complex Thai names, and we all manage...?

ScorpioMermaid Sun 05-Jul-15 11:05:50


reuset Sun 05-Jul-15 11:19:13

Jason Lim flows better. Two one syllable names is quite abrupt.

barbecue Sun 05-Jul-15 12:25:53

Jason Lim

emjan Mon 06-Jul-15 04:26:29

Thanks for all replies.

MamaLazarou, I did use Lim sometimes, but I would still want to get an English name, there are many people with last name Lim in Asia.

HaleMary, I did not start many threads asking the same questions. This is the only thread that has the name Ken. In another thread I asked for opinions about the name Jason, and I asked if my last name was easy to pronounce. I did answer the questions in other threads, I did reply that my Chinese name is not easy to pronounce if you do not know Chinese language. Roughly only about 10 to 20% of the Chinese words have similar sounds as English. You may check out this video to see how hard it is to pronounce some Chinese names:

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