Oh, Snap! (kutsuwamushi) wrote in little_details,
Oh, Snap!

Shanghainese names?

I'm looking for a name for a seventeen-year-old Wu-speaking boy (from Shanghai). Ideally, I'm looking for a name that doesn't sound trendy or old-fashioned; something normal will do.

Bonus points if the name has some sort of reading incorporating good luck, because the boy is cursed and I'm a sucker for irony.

Can someone help me out?

I'm not dead set on him being from Shanghai (I just like variety), so if no one can help me with Shanghainese I might go for something with more speakers around like Mandarin or Cantonese.

If you can, I'd also really appreciate the characters for the name or (preferably) the name in some sort of standard romanization, so I can make sure the romanization throughout the story is consistent.
Tags: ~languages: chinese, ~names

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