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In my opinion, “a rainfall of jade” conjures up a pleasant imagery. The name I’m looking for is intended for a boy. Family name is 白. I was thinking of the name 雨琳 as it’s closer to the English comparative. But would these combination of characters be suitable for a given name for a boy? People have told me 雨琳 is too feminine for a boy? Is there any other similar combinations that exude a more masculine tone?

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    “a rainfall of jade" is a horrifying scenario. Imagine how many people would get hurt or die from head trauma.
    – Tang Ho
    Nov 1 '16 at 5:14
  • Jadeite is a stone. I wouldn't want to stand under the jade stone rains.
    – mootmoot
    Dec 1 '16 at 18:19
  • You're right,「琳」is very feminine. I would suggest 「霖」...
    – Travis Hu
    Dec 2 '16 at 5:45
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if the family name is 白, may i suggest, for rainfall:

霝(u+971d), which means "light rain, drops of rain". it has a heritage since oracle bone script, used for people's name at that period.

http://dict.revised.moe.edu.tw/cgi-bin/cbdic/gsweb.cgi?o=dcbdic&searchid=W00000003720

another one is: 澍(u+6f8d), which means "timely rain; to rain, to moisten"

http://dict.revised.moe.edu.tw/cgi-bin/cbdic/gsweb.cgi?o=dcbdic&searchid=W00000009123

for jade, roughly all characters belong to the 96 radical "玉" is jade related. i would suggest these four:

璐(u+7490), 瑾(u+747e), 琨(u+7428), or 琦(u+7426)

so some combinations of a boy's name:

霝璐, 霝瑾, 霝琨, 霝琦, or 澍璐, 澍瑾, 澍琨, 澍琦.

before making any decision, would you consider the baby's 生辰八字? in the past, it's one of the most important factor in choosing any name.

have fun :)

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琳 used for female's name. You can put 玉 as part of your name and the full name will be 玉霖 .

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