Chinese Names the Rat People/Babies

Characters Auspicious for People of Rat Zodiac Sign

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    1. 麦、梁、稔、程、蕙、芝、苏
    It's very good to use Chinese characters with the meaning of five cereals, such as the characters with the radicals of ''豆'' (meaning: bean)、 ''麦''(meaning: wheat)、 ''米'' (meaning: rice)、 ''梁''  (meaning: sorghum)、 ''禾'' (meaning: grain)、''艹'' (meaning: grass) because the Rat likes to eat and steal grains.

    2. 玲、琴、冠、琳、珍、琪、玺、珲
    Chinese characters with the radical of ''王'' (meaning: King) is good to be used in name for the Rat people because Rat ranks first in Chinese Zodiac, thus can be regarded as the King. The characters such as ''王'' (meaning: King), ''君'' (meaning: Monarch) and ''令'' (meaning: Command ) are also suggested.

    3. 如、君、合、呈、和、品、哲、商、超、单、喜、乔、嘉、严、园、宏、宇、家、宙、容、富、实
    Chinese characters with the meaning of hiding place are favorable to the people born in the Rat year because the Rat likes to hide in the hole, thus the characters with the radicals of ''口'', ''宀'', ''乙'' and ''厶'' which are related to hiding place are suggested.

    4. 铭、名、多、外、夜、黄、梦
    The Rat is a nocturnal animal, so the Chinese characters with the meaning of dark night such as characters with the radical of ''夕'' (meaning: night) are recommended.

    5. 玖、坤、袁、媛、农、振、丽、震、麒
    It's auspicious to see Chinese characters which are compatible with Rat. The earthly branches ''申'' of Monkey, ''子'' of Rat and ''辰'' of Dragon are compatible with each other, thus the characters with the radicals of ''申'' and ''辰'' are of great help for you people of Rat zodiac sign in the way of strengthening your body and bringing you better luck with the benefactor and wealth. Due to the great power of these characters, they are highly recommended, especially for the second character in the name.

    Characters Inauspicious for People of Rat Zodiac Sign

    1. 马、骏、胜、许
    Chinese characters which conflict with Rat. The earthly branch ''子'' of Rat conflicts with earthly branch ''午'' of Horse, thus the characters with the radicals of ''午'' or ''马'' (meaning: Horse) should be avoided.

    2. 羍、 羏、羓、羖、 羙、羟、 羝、 羚、 羕、羧、 群
    Chinese characters with the radical of ''羊'' (meaning: Sheep) should be avoided because Rat and Sheep are incompatible with each other, leading to great harm.

    3. 烈、炎、炳、炯、照、焉、然、焕、煌
    Chinese characters with the meaning of inter-restriction in five elements, such as the characters with the radicals of ''火'' and ''灬'' which are related to fire are not suggested to be used in the name of the Rat people because the earthly branch ''子'' of Rat belongs to water while fire and water are in inter-restriction.

    4. 旦、旭、明、昆、旺、昌、昭、春、映、显、晨、景、晶、智、晴、晖、晓
    No good to see Chinese characters with the radical of ''日'' (meaning: Daytime) because Rat is a nocturnal animal which hates daylight; the activities in the day are very dangerous, thus the characters with the radical of ''日'' indicate danger and hurt.

    5. 从、 以, 余、 俞、 仑、众、合、今、会、舍、全、金、舍、企、个
    Rat is afraid of human beings who always shout and kill the Rat. So, Chinese characters with the radical of ''人'' (meaning: Human) should not be selected. 

    Auspicious and Inauspicious Surnames

    It would be preferable to select the following surnames for the people born in the Rat year.
    方、石、田、申、司、吴、吕、谷、高、宫、祝、商、哈、黄、苗、常、彭、程、游、潘、颜、严、萧、顾、康、贺、王、庞、龙、龚、农、牟、牛、钮、袁、侯、申、洪、汪 and etc.
     
    It would not be good to choose the following surnames:
    毛、巴、朱、徐、倪、佟、章、张、杨、熊、马、许、冯、姜、丁 and etc.

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    Lucky Given Names for Male and Female Born in the Year of Rat

    Following are decent and elegant given names for male and female Rats.

    Auspicious Two-Words Given Names:
    For Male: 震超、家毅、彦宏、秉超、振宇、德铭、德梁、德珲、祥宇
    For Female: 梦圆、云芝、 珍采、 艺琪、琳琳、 嘉丽、嘉玲、欢彤、 素琴、铭媛、珍妮

    Auspicious One-Word Given Names:
    For Male: 秉、 宏、 彦、 宇、 呈、 豪、 彬、 德、 名、 哲、 超、 冠、 福、 奥、 祥、 振、 铭、 毅、 家、 默、梁、超、哲、震、珲
    For Female: 颖、 艺、 坤、 彤、 采、 素、 紫、 嘉、 媛、 宸、 微、 欢、 云、 琴、 妮、 梦、 圆、 君、 希、 茵、芝、珍、琪、琳、玲、琴、媛、丽