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What is in a Name?

When students travel overseas for their education, many of them choose ‘English’ names. They do this for several reasons, sometimes their English teacher in their home country gave them an English name, sometimes they translate their name into English, sometimes they choose a similar sounding name in English to make it easier for native English speakers to pronounce their name. Here is a blog post from Techcrunch that lists the most common names of CEOs (both male and female) for different countries. For example, ‘Ray’ is the most common name for a CEO in Canada, Howard in the U.S.
Check out this short article…it may make you choose a different name.


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