My (western) Kindergartener son needs a Chinese name (three characters) for himself for use at his school. I started with some ideas that relate to his western names, one character for family name, two characters for given name. I'm mainly looking to avoid names that would not be actual names (e.g., doorhandle and lightswitch) in the traditional sense. Please give me feedback on my shortlist of characters and what combinations would work.
1. Family name:
a. 庞 – Páng
b. 潘 – Pān
2. Given name:
a. 德明 - dé míng - "bright virtue"? I'm puzzled by this one because it's a homophone for 得名 which I understand to mean "named after something". Is this homophone distracting?
b. 德懋 - dé mào - "diligent / hard-working virtue" (name to live up to) second character is too unusual c. 凤雏 – fèng chú – fledgling phoenix, handsome and spirited youth (apt description of the boy) is unsuitable
d. 从 - Cóng - I just like the sound
e. 德维 - Déwéi - “Of great principle”
f. 德治 - Dézhì - "rule by setting an example"
Thank you for reading. Open to any and all feedback.
ETA: I appreciate all the feedback, it's exactly what I was hoping for. I've added a few other options and updated the question to try to appease the mods.