A little midweek fun and a procrastination opportunity for you

It’s Wednesday already and halfway to the weekend. To celebrate (because it’s nice to celebrate the small moments in life), I thought I would share this little time-killer that is going around on Facebook at the moment.

Here is the Japanese alphabet (I don’t take responsibility if this is not correct. It’s all in the name of fun anyway!). Use the letters to work out your name in Japanese:

A= ka, B= Tu, C= mi, D= te, E= ku, F=lu, g= ji, H= ri, I= ki, J= zu, K= me, L= ta, M= rin, N= to, O= mo, P= no,Q= ke, R= shi, S= ari, T= chi, U= do, V= ru, W=mei, X= na, Y= fu, Z= zi.

My name is Chikatokika. Doesn’t that sound cute?!

Mike’s name would be Rinkimeku, or if we used “Michael” it would be Rinkimirikakuta. My name sounds better.

The children’s names would be: Ben – Tukuto, Stephanie – Arichikunorikatokiku, Caitlin – Mikakichitakito, Harry – Rikashishifu, Eddie – Kutetekiku, Sid – Arikite, Paddy – Nokatetefu, Oliver – Motakirukushi, Joseph – Zumoarikunori.

That took a while to work out!

So tell me, what is your Japanese name, and if you really feel like procrastinating you can also let me know the Japanese names for the rest of your family too.

I hope you’ll join in!

   – aka Chikatokika

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3 thoughts on “A little midweek fun and a procrastination opportunity for you

  1. Lol, thats… one way of representing the japanese alphabet I suppose! Some of those sounds aren't even standalone sylables, and japan has this weird way of pronouncing R as a cross between R and L, and as such, don't actually use the sound of L at all in their traditional language! My name Emily is translated to Emiri if you want to write it in hiragana. I wonder if perhaps the language name has been changed at some point.

    Regardless, this interesting 'code' is kind of fun 😀

    Emily – Kurinkitafu, I find myself seperating it though, into Kurin-Kitafu, like Mary-Anne

  2. This is fun. My name would be Kelli: Mekutataki. My husband would be the same as your husband's as he is also called Michael. My eldest would be Zak: Zikame, then Holly: Rimotatafu, then (good lord!!!) Isabelle: Kiarikatukutataku and finally Tom: Chimorin 😀

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