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well i was just wondering if there were any rules one would follow to determine gender in japanese names? i have a japanese friend and they told me their gender (pen pals) and i kind of forgot..thats bad i know but i cannot really tell from the name. is there any way i can figure it out before i resort to asking them again!

thanks for the help
 

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Might be faster just to tell us the given name and people can take a crack at it! Cheers-
 

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If the name have a "ko" in the end of the name, then it will be a female.

If the name has a "ro" in the end of the name, then it will be a male.
 

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Here are some more I found.

Typical Endings of Japanese Names

* Male Names --- ~aki, ~o, ~kazu, ~ki, ~go, ~shi, ~ji, ~shige, ~suke, ~zou, ~ta, ~taka, ~to, ~toshi, ~tomo, ~nari, ~nobu, ~nori, ~haru, ~hiko, ~hisa, ~hide, ~hiro, ~fumi, ~hei, ~masa, ~michi, ~mitsu, ~ya, etc.

* Female Names --- ~a, ~i, ~e, ~o, ~ka, ~ki, ~ko, ~sa, ~chi, ~na, ~no, ~ho, ~mi, ~ya, ~yo, ~ri etc.
 

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Originally posted by Elizabeth
Here are some more I found.

Typical Endings of Japanese Names

* Male Names --- ~aki, ~o, ~kazu, ~ki, ~go, ~shi, ~ji, ~shige, ~suke, ~zou, ~ta, ~taka, ~to, ~toshi, ~tomo, ~nari, ~nobu, ~nori, ~haru, ~hiko, ~hisa, ~hide, ~hiro, ~fumi, ~hei, ~masa, ~michi, ~mitsu, ~ya, etc.

* Female Names --- ~a, ~i, ~e, ~o, ~ka, ~ki, ~ko, ~sa, ~chi, ~na, ~no, ~ho, ~mi, ~ya, ~yo, ~ri etc.

Oh good... I can now say "ANATA GA SUKI DESU" more comfortably when I give my credit card to some porn page looking for japanese chicks. Thanks! 👏
 

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Since this is a Japanese name thread, I want to know some names that means the following:
1. cold-hearted or ice king(for a guy I'm making up)
2. beauty and wisdom
3. beautiful flower
4. castles in the sky
5. wings of light

Keep in mind that they can be either first or last names. I'm writing a fanfic, and I'm not good at giving Japanese names, mainly because I have to get a Japanese kanji dictionary at the library, and sometimes it would be checked out.
 

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it's difficult to answer your request completely.
but how about these names??
1.First names
Rei(cold), Ryo(cool), Touya, Toma(Tou is winter!)
Last names
Hikawa(ice river), Himuro(ice room)

2.for girls first name
Satomi,Rimi,Rika,Keika,Tomomi,

3.for girls first name
Mika(beautiful flower)
Reika(beauteous flower)
Sakura,Momoka,Sumire,Ayame(specific beautiful flowers name)

4.Last name
Amaki(or Amagi)

5.Full name:p
first name:Hikaru(ナ津オ:light),Akira(bright),
mainly for boys,but sometimes they're used for girls name.
last name, includes wings: Hatori,Toba,Haneda,Hanyu,Habu...etc.

anyone join us?
it's little difficult but interesting!
 

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Maybe Chiemi for wisdom & beauty? At least the "emi" part. And you could substitute "shiru" no "chi" for the first character.
 

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Originally posted by Elizabeth
Maybe Chiemi for wisdom & beauty? At least the "emi" part. And you could substitute "shiru" no "chi" for the first character.

I originally thought that Michiko meand "beauty and wisdom". Oh, well. I might use "Amaki" for Eishi(my made-up character) for his last name. Here's the character profiles for my characters(I typed it up last night, so excuse the N/A's.)

Shippo no Hatsukoi

Meika:
A white fox hanyou with an evil twin brother who wants her dead.
Age: 15
Hair: Sandy brown(like arburn)
Hair Length: Long(halfway down her back)
Eye Color: Violet
Attire: Blue kinomo with pink flowers on them. Yellow obi. Little pants undernearth. Sandals.
"Demon" trait: white fox tail
Weapons: magical powers(her mother was from the future, has psychic powers)
Her "Special" Symbol: Cherry blossoms(Meika means "beautiful flower")
Has four dots in a diamond-like shape on her forehead
Has 2 Shikon no Tama shards: one's in her emblem, the other's in her heart

Family--
Brother: Saeto
Father: Naraku
Mother: Unknown


Saeto:
Meika's twin brother. A hanyou as well, but more powerful. Wants to kill her for reasons I can't come up with.
Age: 15
Hair: Same as Meika's
Hair Length: Short and wavy
Eye Color: Blue
Attire: Similar to Inu Yasha's, except it's light blue
Demon trait: black fox ears
Weapons: His sword
Has a scar on his left eye, as well as 3 shards: chest, right arm, and left leg
Name meaning: Crisp and Clear Person(I looked it up)

Family: same as Meika



Michiko to Meika

Michiko Yagami:
A human in Kagome's time.
Age: 16
Hair: Dark Brown
Hair Length: Long (down to her waist)
Eye color: Crystal Blue
Attire: school uniform (later on, a light pink shirt with blue bell-bottoms, a cross necklace, a chain attached to the pants, and white sneakers.)
Weapons: psychic powers
Special symbol: an emblem(won't appear until the end--SPOILERS!!)
Name meaning: "Michiko" is Beauty and Wisdom(I think), and "Yagami" is Eight Gods.
~Michiko has a secret, and it won't be revealed until later.

Eishi:
Another human in Kagome's time
Age: 16
Hair: Arburn
Hair Length: Short with bangs
Eye color: Green
Attire: school uniform (later...um, I don't know yet)
Weapons: A secret
Special symbol: none
~Eishi also has a secret, and like Michiko's, it won't be revealed until later.

"Shippo no Hatsukoi" and "Michiko to Meika" are the names of my fanfics. M2M is the sequel, and it might be longer than the first one.
 

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Originally posted by Luz-chan
I originally thought that Michiko meand "beauty and wisdom". Oh, well.

Yeah, I forgot about that. 😊 😌 Not sure if there is a useful distinction between "chie" and "chi" or not.
 

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Well, I changed a few things:

Meika's mother was human(NOT FROM THE FUTURE---TOO COMPLICATED), and is said to be a miko(no, it's not Kikyo, but similar to her---with the exception of the "undead"-ness)
Saeto's name is changed to Reishin
He will have a fox tail instead of the ears
The mother will make an appearance in M2M
Meika holds the key to something(she's the only good offspring or Naraku's), and Reishin has to kill her for that

Now, if only I could draw them. By the way, I'm almost done with the prologue to SnH. I'll post it on my blog today after school (around 4, or maybe before).
 
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